All we can say is WOW!! We continue to be amazed with our staff and volunteers and the amount of effort and energy they have; the month was jammed packed with fundraisers, special events, and speaking engagements.
Did you know Edmarc is a United Way certified agency? It is hard to believe that many companies have already kicked off their 2017 United Way campaigns geared to raise money to support the good work of the partnering agencies. If your organization would like to have a speaker from Edmarc come and share our story please contact the office at 757-967-9251. And please remember to designate Edmarc during your United Way Campaign this year!!!
We would like to give special thanks to Q.E.D. Systems, Southern Auto Group, Virginia Beach Risk Management, SunTrust, and the Department of Corrections for inviting us to speak at their United Way and CVC Kick Off meetings! We were honored to be a part of each of your important events!
September 9th was also the United Way Day of Caring. Volunteers from Capital One and HRSD came to Edmarc and worked hard beautifying our grounds and office space. We truly appreciate all the hard work and energy that went into making this year’s Day of Caring a huge success!
Then on September 10th, Bayside Harley Davidson held their monthly bike night. Edmarc was chosen as their charity partner for the event. We are so thankful to our AMAZING volunteers who came out and worked the event. Nearly $1,000 was raised to support our mission; we are truly thankful for Maurice, Rodney, and all of our Bayside Harley friends for including us in on the festivities!
The flurry of activities continued through Sunday. Chuck Mukley and the Vocal Group, Fond Memories held a benefit for Edmarc at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Our volunteers were out again, handing out Edmarc brochures and sharing the message of Edmarc. The event raised nearly $5,000!!! We were surprised and amazed at the generosity of everyone involved! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
We would like to also thank our friends of the Smithfield Rotary, The Real Estate Group, and Hampton Roads Academy for including Edmarc in on your meetings. We LOVE having the opportunity to get out into the community and sharing the good work of the agency.
We want you all to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 5th for the 4th Annual Hope Gala…A Night in Disguise. It will be an evening of magic, music and masquerade and it will be held at the glorious Granby Theater. For more information and to get your tickets, please visit our website at http://edmarc.org/edmarc-hope-gala/
Last year, with the help from community members in Hampton Roads, 380 people (81 Edmarc families) enjoyed much brighter holidays than they would have had otherwise. Edmarc knows that when a family has a sick child, every day is special, but they look forward to making the holidays just a little extra special. This year we need your help more than ever before. The number of children and families we care for is on the rise. So get involved today, become a sponsor or volunteer! To sign up to volunteer or sponsor a family, please email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Shop at Kroger? Register your Kroger Plus Rewards Card and designated Edmarc as the charity. Then every time you shop; 5% will come back to Edmarc! www.krogercommunityrewards.com