Looking Back at 2013

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


3rd Annual “Under the Troll Bridge” Run-10K

One of our board members, Chris Fraser, has put together this run in memory of his beautiful nieces, Caitlyn Hayes Fraser and Laura E Coe.

The run will be Saturday, December 7 at 9:00AM in Chesapeake City, MD. Please contact for more info.

If you’d like to donate to support the run you can do so by clicking “donate” above. All proceeds benefit Carasmark and go toward making a positive difference in the lives of children.


Waffle Walkathon!

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.


Benefit Concert

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!


The Backpack Project- 2013

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.


Masquerade Gala

Celebrating Carasmark’s 5th Anniversary
Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 7PM-11PM

Hartefeld National Golf Club
1 Hartefeld Drive; Avondale, PA 19311

Dancing*Hors doeuvres*Cash bar*Silent Auction*
Black tie optional but masks requested

Tickets are $30 per person. You may purchase tickets online (see link below) or send written RSVPs with check to:
400 Penn Green Rd; Landenberg, PA 19350

There is limited space so please RSVP with payment by March 18th, 2013



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.


Christmas Meals… How Many Can We Feed?

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!


“Under the Troll Bridge” Half Marathon

One of our board members, Chris Fraser, is organizing this race in memory of his two nieces, Caitlyn and Laura. Nathan Palkovitz and Shannon Lynch will be joining him in the race on Saturday, October 27th. To sponsor any of them and support the cause, click on the donate tab above. Feel free to give as little or as much as you would like.

UPDATE: The race had 13 participants who raised a combined $911.56!



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!