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.

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

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.

During 2012 Carasmark raised over $5800. We were able to use this money to provide backpacks to 700 students attending elementary schools in Wilmington, DE and NYC. We also fed 1000 people by providing 100 meals (each feeding 10) to families in need in and around Wilmington, DE.

Looking forward to another year filled with exciting fundraising events and more opportunities to meet the needs of children and families.

We will be providing families with a festive, home-cooked meal this holiday season. This month’s menu: glazed ham, macaroni & cheese, roasted green beans, dinner rolls, and an assortment of Christmas cookies.

The Dinner Project usually provides meals to 8 families per month but since it is the season of giving, we would like to provide as many meals as possible. Each meal (feeding 10 people) costs $25 to make. Would you be willing to donate $25 to provide a family with a delicious and much-appreciated holiday meal?

Giving a meal on someone’s behalf makes for an excellent Christmas present!

It only costs $7 to provide an elementary student with a backpack filled with school supplies. Having a brand new backpack to call their own is such a meaningful thing to a child starting school. If you would like to contribute to this project, click “donate” to make a tax-deductible donation that will touch a child’s life in a worthwhile way.
Thank you!

Backpack Project: It’s that time again. Carasmark will be donating 700 backpacks this year! 400 of the backpacks will be going to elementary schools in Wilmington, DE thanks to a $2564 grant from the Wilmington Flower Market. The remaining 300 backpacks will go to elementary schools in New York, NY.

Dinner Project Menu: Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and berry frozen yogurt pie.

Carasmark is happy to welcome two new members, Jordan Ambra and Chris Fraser, to the Board of Directors. They are both long-time supporters of the organization and we are happy to have them serving on the Board.

Elizabeth Letham has stepped down as Treasurer after serving since Carasmark was founded, 4 years ago. We would like to thank her for everything she has done to make the organization a success and for the continued support.

During 2011, Carasmark raised over $5400. This money provided 48 home-cooked meals to families in need.

Through The Backpack Project, Carasmark was able to give away 600 backpacks filled with school supplies to students attending elementary schools in Wilmington, DE and NYC.

Happy Thanksgiving!

This month Carasmark will be making a complete Thanksgiving dinner for eight families. On the menu: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie and whipped cream.