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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. All donations are tax-deductible.
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.
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.
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!