As I sit down to write this summary of 2015, I am touched by the generosity of our donors and the willingness to give of time and resources by so many individuals who make up our volunteer base.
This past summer, Carasmark was able to touch the lives of 1,200 students by giving each one a backpack filled with school supplies for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Many of these backpacks were packed by volunteers from The Barn Vineyard Church’s youth group in Landenberg, PA and the New Rochelle High School National Honor Society. This year, the Backpack Project was sponsored in part by Strong Insurance Agency, Chris & Sara Fraser, Serenity Software & The Delaware Kids Directory.
Through The Food Project, we were able to provide 36 families with a bag filled with food staples. We look forward to growing this project more in 2016.
Finally, with donations received late in 2015, Carasmark will be able to launch its newest program- The Book Project- which will provide books to elementary students with the goal of fostering a love of reading from a young age.
My family and I look forward to serving our community more through Carasmark in 2016. Happy New Year!
Shannon Lynch, President
July 13-17th, 9:00am-1:00pm
at The Barn Vineyard Church
3224 Appleton Rd. Landenberg, PA 19350
Ages 5-14, $125
We will be exploring different art mediums with Amanda McCoy (certified art teacher) throughout the week and will conclude with an art show on Friday, June 17th at 12:30pm. Art show is open to anyone.
All profits from camp go to providing backpacks filled with
school supplies to students in need.
June 15-19, 9:00-2:00
at Linden Hill Elementary School 3415 Skyline Dr. Wilmington, DE
Ages 5-12, $185
Join us for a ton of fun this summer! We will spend our days doing crafts, singing and dancing to some favorite songs, playing acting games and having a great time! We will conclude with a free performance on Friday at 1:30 for family and friends.
All profits from camp go to providing backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need.
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.Â Camp will take placeÂ at Linden Hill Elementary school from June 16-20.
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:Â 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.