Frederick Community to Honor the DoGood-ers Among Us at Awards Ceremony

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To Benefit Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) and Frederick Police Activity League (PAL)

Pictured (l to r) are Jason Keckler, Kim Trischman, Caressa Flannery, Cheryl Hanes, Michelle Rankin and Conrad Weaver.

"We seek to recognize those in our community who selflessly give back to others individually, or through charitable organizations." - Caressa Flannery, DoGood-er Awards creator

The 4th Annual DoGood-er Awards event will be held at The Arc at Market Street, 555 South Market Street, on Thursday, October 10, 2019. This event will be honoring 13 DoGood-ers from the Frederick Community that were nominated and vetted by members of their community and Aje Hill, Founder and Executive Director of I Believe In Me Inc. and the 2018 2nd Chance DoGood-er Award Recipient, will be the Keynote Speaker.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person and $400 for a Table of 8. There will be a Buffet Dinner, Cash Bar, Keynote Address and Awards Presentation. Doors open at 6:00pm. The event is cocktail attire.

What is a DoGood-er? DoGood-ers are individuals or advocates, who serve their communities and the people in it, by giving back in small to big ways. They help change lives, alter perceptions and build awareness. Some by simply lending a hand, giving of their time or initiating something new, they “Do Good” in the lives of others and the communities they live. Their work and passion in “going above and beyond”, help to strengthen the communities where we live, work and gather.

This year the DoGood-er Awards will be honoring 13 nominees and recognizing 8 Recipients in the following categories: All Star DoGood-er, Business DoGood-er, Education DoGood-er, Military DoGood-er, Public Service DoGood-er, Unsung Hero DoGood-er, Youth DoGood-er and 2nd Chance DoGood-er.

The 2019 nominees are Stacy Allwein, Kelly Craemer, Jerry Dorsey, Kristopher Fair, Eileen Gideon, Diana Halleman, Ana Mejia, Michael Meyer, Sean Nicholson, Desiree Palmer, Heather Quill, Rachel Spencer and Ja’Montrez Williams.

The event was created by Caressa Flannery and is produced by Create-a-Pulse Marketing. Caressa states, “Studies show that doing good and giving back in your community, puts the focus on others and helps foster positive mental health, because it makes you feel good. Further, recognizing efforts of doing good, brings about positive self-esteem and an interest in continuing those efforts. We seek to recognize those in our community who selflessly give back to others individually, or through charitable organizations. Come join us for an incredible evening of inspiring stores.”

Proceeds from the DoGood-er Awards event helps to support local non-profit organizations. The two beneficiaries this year were selected from the eight charitable contribution choices of our 2018 DoGood-er winners. This year’s event will benefit COIPP, an organization that provides support, resources and services for the children of those incarcerated and PAL, a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program.

Tickets for the event and sponsorship opportunities can be found by going to

Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) has as its mission: to foster strong, resilient, hopeful children who are impacted by the incarceration of a loved one in the Frederick County Region. They provide support, resources and services for the children, their caregivers and present and formerly incarcerated family members in the region. They are an all-volunteer non-profit that has been established for over sixteen years, but continues to grow in number of those they serve and programs they offer.

Frederick Police Activities League (PAL) is a non-profit recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon athletics and recreational activities to create and cement the bond between police officers and the youth on the streets. PAL brings youngsters under the supervision and constructive influence of police officers and expands public awareness about their role in the community. Their goal is to provide positive and educational alternatives to gangs, drugs, criminal and other anti-social activities. They achieve this goal through sports, educational and recreational activities in a healthy, structured, safe and fun environment.

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