Carasmark will be giving away 1,400 backpacks filled with school supplies to students attending Title 1 schools in PA, DE & NYC. We’d love to have you partner with us by helping to pack the backpacks or by donating. 

  • Pack the Backpacks!– Tuesday, August 8th from 6:30PM-8PM at the Christian Life Center, 125 Saginaw Rd. Lincoln University, PA 19352.
  • Donate to the cause!– Each backpack costs $5… x 1,400 and it’s quite a bit of money to raise. We would SO appreciate a donation of any amount. If you own or know of a business that would like to “sponsor” a school for $250, we have a Business Partnership Program. Email shannon@carasmark.org for more details. All donations are tax-deductible.

Art/STEM Camp

June 26th-30th, 9:00am-3:00pm (half days available) at The Barn Vineyard Church in Landenberg, PA. Ages 5-12. Campers will spend their mornings engaged in a variety of art projects using different mediums. Afternoons will be spent focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) projects. Become a scientist or engineer for a week and see how STEM can be found all throughout our every day life.

Register here for Art/Stem Camp

 

For a simple donation you’ll be giving the gift of nourishing food for families who may not have enough, the feeling of confidence to a student in need, or helping to foster a love of reading for a young child.

$8 provides a bag of groceries to a family in need
$5 provides a student with a backpack filled with school supplies
$1 provides a book for a young child who might not have any books of their own

All you need to do is click “donate” to give. You will be contacted with printable cards to give to your recipients.

Join us for our 3rd Annual theatre camp at Linden Hill Elementary this summer. It will be a week filled with “Under the Sea” themed games, crafts, singing and dancing with a free show for families on Friday, June 24th at 1:30.

June 20th-24th, 9:00AM-2:00PM
Ages 5-12
Cost: $185

Eventbrite - Under the Sea Theatre Camp

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.
Eventbrite - Carasmark Art Camp

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.
Eventbrite - Pirates & Fairies Theatre Camp

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