What Happened at Edmarc in July 2015

July has been a very busy month for everyone at Edmarc!  From celebrating our amazing volunteers, to having fundraising events and most of all providing care to over 70 children and their families in Hampton Roads; the staff is there every step of the way!

We want to thank our TowneBank and UPS friends for inviting us to be a part of their United Way Campaigns!  We truly appreciate your continued support to our organization!  And remember, if your company conducts a United Way employee campaign, you can designate Edmarc to receive your donated dollars.



On July 11th the Bayside Harley Hogs held their Annual Poker Run all to benefit Edmarc.  The rain held off long enough to complete the ride.  And at the end of the day, they raised over $1,000 to support our mission!  We LOVE our Bayside Friends!!





July 11th was a busy day.  We had 70 campers from the YMCA Camp Silver Beach at Edmarc.  They transformedthe grounds for our Annual Carnival!  The kids and families had a chance to participate in so many fun activities; face painting, finger nail painting, arts/crafts, games, prizes, pizza, and even Ryan the Balloon Guy, making his amazing one-of-a-kind creations!  Our Edmarc families will be talking about this event for months to come; thanks to everyone that come out and supported this important event!


11754398_10153396877541469_41183306648359772_oAs you know, Edmarc is a 24 hour, 7 day a week operation and we do this with a staff of 14, that is full-time, part-time, and per diem.  Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to provide the services and support these families need.  So, on July 14th we held our Annual Volunteer Appreciation in honor of the hundreds of people in our community who chose to donate their time and talents to our organization!  The Women’s Club of Portsmouth provided the lovely venue and Baxter’s provided dinner.  The theme of the event was fitting for our volunteers because they truly mean the world to us!  Thanks to everyone who joined us for that memorable event!  If you are                                                                                                                 interested in becoming an Edmarc volunteer please contact Kristen.

We want to give a special thank you to two groups that came out and helped give our grounds and office some much needed TLC!  Thank you to our UPS friends and The Catalyst Effect for taking time to help us out; you all did a fabulous job!

downloadWe also want to welcome our new intern, Sonja who is working on her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration.  She is from Medical Careers Institute and we are excited to have her with us for the next 5 weeks!

Help provide much needed school supplies for Edmarc families.  Contact the office at 757-967-9251 for more information!

Did you know Edmarc is a United Way Agency?  Designate Edmarc during your companies United Way Campaign!!

The 3rd Annual Hope Gala will be held at The Water Table on October 9, 2015.  For more information on how you can be a part of this magical event visit our website at http://edmarc.org/edmarc-hope-gala/

You can check out a list of all of our events for 2015 at http://edmarc.org/events/

To stay connected to Edmarc; follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/edmarc516

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