We had another great year thanks to the support and generosity of our wonderful donors and volunteers!

In August, 2014, Carasmark was able to distribute over 1,100 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need in 11 different elementary schools in Delaware and NYC.

We were also able to provide delicious meals to 930 people. Some of the monthly menu items included baked chicken with oats and cheese, meatball subs, baked ziti and a full Thanksgiving dinner for 12 families in November.

Carasmark will be holding a summer theatre camp this year to raise funds for The Backpack Project. Camp will take place at Linden Hill Elementary school from June 16-20.

Eventbrite - Summer Theatre Camp at Linden Hill Elementary

Join us for a fabulous evening to help raise money for a great cause. There will be music, dancing, a silent auction, door prizes, raffle baskets, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar.

Saturday, March 15th. 7:30-11, Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, PA

Don’t forget to wear your favorite hat! Black tie optional.

Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by Saturday, March 8th.

To Purchase tickets online: Buy Tickets Now

We’re excited to announce a brand new fundraiser- the musical theatre production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” as seen on Broadway! All proceeds from the show benefit The Backpack Project.

A troupe of volunteer actors (Christy Wyatt, Barb Walker, Art Bookout, Anthony Tumolo, Jeff Kobasa & Shannon Lynch) have come together to perform this beloved Peanuts classic as a way to raise money to provide children with backpacks this summer.

Come join us on January 18th at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 3224 Appleton Rd. Landenberg, PA 19350 at 2:00 or at 7:00 and be prepared to be entertained. Tickets are $10 per person. Children under 5 are free.

Buy tickets on eventbrite!

What an exciting year it was for Carasmark! We started off the year by celebrating our 5th anniversary and threw a Masquerade Gala in March to mark the occasion. In May, the Wilmington Flower Market supported us again by granting $2000 for the Backpack Project. With that money (and quite a bit more that we raised) we were able to provide 800 elementary school students with backpacks filled with school supplies. The Dinner Project provided meals for 1000 people.
In December, we hit an exciting milestone. The total amount of money raised since beginning reached $30,000. That money has provided 2,400 backpacks filled with school supplies and provided meals for 3,240 people as well as helping out 2 families who have lost a child.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in making Carasmark a beautiful way to remember our daughter. It is truly appreciated.

Shannon Lynch
President, Carasmark

One of our board members, Chris Fraser, has put together this run in memory of his beautiful nieces, Caitlyn Hayes Fraser and Laura E Coe.

The run will be Saturday, December 7 at 9:00AM in Chesapeake City, MD. Please contact shannon@carasmark.org for more info.

If you’d like to donate to support the run you can do so by clicking “donate” above. All proceeds benefit Carasmark and go toward making a positive difference in the lives of children.

Who: Everyone! Bring the whole family; strollers are welcome.
What: Ask family and friends to sponsor you as you walk for a cause. The best part? You get to eat waffles after the walk.
Where: Crossan Park in Landenberg, PA (91 Parsons Rd. Landenberg, PA 19350)
When: Saturday, November 2 from 10:00-12:00
Why: Carasmark runs projects that reach out to hundreds of children each year. You are an important part of making sure those projects are funded. Without you, Carasmark would not exist.

Come out and hear Anthony Tumolo, Barbara Walker, Jeff Kobasa and Shannon Lynch perform all sorts of songs. We’ve got show tunes, original songs, pop songs and even some Johnny Cash. There will be snacks too. Who doesn’t love free food?

There is no admission price- donations will be accepted to benefit the Carasmark Backpack Project which provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need.

See below for more details on The Backpack Project. To make a donation, please click the “donate” button at the top of this page.

Thank you for your support!

800 backpacks and supplies have arrived and will be stuffed and delivered to 8 elementary schools within the next couple of weeks. This is the largest amount of backpacks Carasmark has ever given away in one year, bringing our total up to 2400 backpacks given away to students since Carasmark was founded in 2008.

Celebrating Carasmark’s 5th Anniversary
Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 7PM-11PM

Hartefeld National Golf Club
1 Hartefeld Drive; Avondale, PA 19311

Dancing*Hors doeuvres*Cash bar*Silent Auction*
Black tie optional but masks requested

Tickets are $30 per person. You may purchase tickets online (see link below) or send written RSVPs with check to:
400 Penn Green Rd; Landenberg, PA 19350

There is limited space so please RSVP with payment by March 18th, 2013