events, news

August 2011

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

events, news

July 2011

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

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.

events, news

May 2011

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 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.


Backpack Project

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.


What’s Cooking?

Every month I (Shannon) make four family-sized meals that are delivered by Freedom Outreach to families in and around Wilmington, DE. Each meal is enough to feed a family of 8. I thought I’d give you a sample of last month’s menu.

Chicken Pot Pie– a chicken pie loaded with potatoes, carrots, green beans and a biscuit topping.
Mandarin Coconut Salad– a sweet fruit salad made with mandarin oranges, green grapes, pineapple bits, coconut and marshmallows.
And for dessert… cupcakes! Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting.


Looking Back on 2009

We held our 2nd Annual Walkathon and Holiday Boutique fundraisers, and also kicked off a Volleyball League and Casino Night. These were all fun and profitable events. Our fundraising efforts for 2009 raised almost $3,000 dollars!

The Dinner Project has been steadily growing since its launch in April 2009. By year end we had prepared and given away 28 family-size meals.

During the summer a pastor in New York contacted us on behalf of a young mother who had just lost a child to stillbirth. The Remembrance Project contributed $500 dollars toward the funeral costs of that baby boy. It was extremely gratifying to be able to ease the financial worry of a grieving family.

In September, The Backpack Project donated 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to Bancroft Elementary School in Wilmington, DE, who distributed them to students in need. A special thanks to WSFS Bank employees for donating nearly half of those supplies!


Dinner Project Under Way

Carasmark kicked off the Dinner Project at the end of April by providing home cooked meals to two families residing in Wilmington, DE. The meals were delivered by Freedom Outreach, an organization that seeks to build lasting relationships within diverse communities in Wilmington. Carasmark will continue to provide monthly meals for these families and plans to include additional families in the near future.