CPPA Raises $4,000 For Service Dogs Organization With November Event

The Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) and its members lent their support to Fidos for Freedom at an event held November 21 at the College Park American Legion in College Park, Maryland.

The event drew more than 200 attendees and featured the music of The Nighthawks and special guest Daryl Davis. Volunteering at the fundraiser, Cheryl Hokanson, CPPA vice president and CPPA philanthropy committee chair, and her husband Matt; and Cliff Quicksell, MAS+, CPPA president, and his wife Maria, sold lottery tree and 50/50 tickets.

“Thanks to everyone who attended the concert and those who volunteered. This was a big success. The total amount raised was $4,000, which will sponsor a puppy for one year and four months,” says Diane Bernier, director from Fidos For Freedom.

Fidos for Freedom works to enhance the quality of life for people in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area by providing specially-trained hearing dogs, service dogs, combat-related PTSD dogs and therapy dogs. It also educates the public about individuals with disabilities and about the benefits of assistance and therapy dogs, and the work that these specially-trained dogs do for individuals with disabilities, children with reading difficulties and patients in health-care facilities.

“The CPPA Philanthropy committee works with a different organization each year to support their mission,” says Hokanson. “This year, we assisted Fidos for Freedom by donating prizes and participating in their Doggy Dash virtual run, the Golf Classic—where we ran a fun game at one of the holes and raised over $600—collected treats/toys at both of our showcases and will host Fidos at our holiday party on December 8, where our members will have one more opportunity to donate to Fidos for Freedom.”

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