CPPA Cares, the newly formed philanthropy committee for the 700-plus members of the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA), has made summer a little brighter for children attending the day care program at Sarah’s House, a supportive housing program offering emergency shelter and project-based supportive housing and other services for families experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The center has a full schedule planned for the summer, including several field trips and a sleepaway camp for the older children.

The day care center had an immediate need for t-shirts for the children attending field trips. In less than 10 days, a logo was created, and shirts and the decoration of shirts was completed for both the children and the staff. In addition, CPPA collected flip flops, beach towels, water toys, backpacks, water bottles, lip balm and pillows to complement the planned activities for the children.

“This is our first season sponsoring this program and we not only accomplished our fundraising goals, but raised awareness for such a wonderful cause,” says Tiffany Kanak, CPPA executive director. “Making children smile is always one of our goals and with the help of suppliers and distributors, we anticipate enhancing and increasing our donations year after year.”

Cheryl Hokanson, CPPA Cares Committee member, adds, “It is with a heart-filled ‘thank you’ that we show our appreciation to those who donated to this project and helped bring smiles to the faces of the children at Sarah’s House. We couldn’t do it without sponsors as supportive as they are to us.”