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.
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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.

Carasmark 4th Annual Walkathon
Saturday, October 22nd, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Paper Mill Park in Newark, DE
(Paper Mill Rd. & Polly Drummond Hill Rd.)

Fun for the whole family! Dogs are welcome to walk too! Walkathon will feature prizes, face-painting, refreshments and a playground for kids. Invite your friends and family with you to come out and support a great cause. All money raised will benefit Carasmark.

To register:

$10- Individual, $30- Family, $40- Team (4-8 people)

Must register in advance. Register by October 5th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Email shannon@carasmark.org for a sponsor form (to keep track of the money you have raised) and to specify t-shirt sizes.

REGISTER NOW

Congratulations to the Super Servers for winning the summer volleyball league for the second year in a row!

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

Looking Ahead… Carasmark will be holding its 4th Annual Walkathon in early October. Exact date and location to be announced shortly. For information on being a 2011 Walkathon corporate sponsor, contact shannon@carasmark.org.

3rd Annual Summer Volleyball League starts on July 10 and runs through August 7. To participate, email shannon@carasmark.org

Dinner Project Menu: Sausage & peppers, rolls, pasta salad, and chocolate cream pie with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

The Backpack Project will be providing 600 elementary school students with backpacks filled with school supplies for the start of the 2011-2012 school year. The backpacks will be distributed to Title 1 school in Wilmington, DE (300) and New York, NY (300). This is possible in large part due to a grant from The Wilmington Flower Market and a donation from the Operations and Technology Division of WSFS Bank.

Looking Back… $360 was raised at an Irish-themed tea party on April 16th. There were 24 guests in attendance. Special thanks to Johannah Hilferty, Rachel Kulp, Elizabeth Stout and Kristen Hilferty for volunteering their time.

Pizza Fundraiser
Carasmark will be holding a fundraiser at Peace a Pizza on Main St. in Newark, DE on May 11th from 5:00pm-9:00pm. 20% of proceeds (from orders (presented with Carasmark coupon) will be donated to Carasmark. Email shannon@carasmark.org for more details and coupon.

Dinner Project Menu (May): Beef enchiladas, rice & beans, fruit salad and tres leches cake

Looking ahead… 6/13 fundraiser at The Oasis Family Fun Center in Glen Mills, PA. Volleyball League to start in late June.

Through The Backpack Project, Carasmark recently gave away 216 backpacks filled with school supplies. Bancroft Elementary in Wilmington, DE and P.S. 85 in the Bronx, NY each received 100 backpacks, which they distributed amongst students. The remaining 16 backpacks were given to Freedom Outreach, to be distributed to children involved in their programs.