The staff and volunteers were very busy this month! From speaking engagements to fundraisers we were out day, night, and weekends sharing the good work of Edmarc.
Edmarc participated in the Give Local 757 campaign again this year! This campaign would not have been as successful as it was without the help of the Peninsula Community Foundation, The Southeast Virginia Community Foundation, and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. This 24 hour period gave our community the chance to learn about local nonprofits and also encouraged them to make a gift to their favorite charity. Nearly $1,000 was raised to support the important work of Edmarc. Special thanks to everyone who chose to donate to Edmarc!
The 46th Annual Gosport Arts Festival was held Mother’s Day weekend in Olde Towne Portsmouth and it was a huge success! It was a weekend full of fun for everyone! High Street was lined with amazing artists and vendors both near and far; some of Hampton Roads finest musicians donated their time and provided the perfect background music for our patrons. We had a one-of-a-kind Children’s Area that included crafts, games, prizes, face painting, a clown, an owl, and a petting reptile zoo. The Virginia Air and Space Museum even joined in on the fun with hands on demonstrations! We would like to give a huge thank you to TowneBank, KPMG, and all of our other sponsors for helping make this event a success. When it was all said and done, we raised nearly $22,000! We want to give a special thanks to the Gosport Committee who spent countless hours prior to the event and the weekend of making sure our festival was a success!
Special thanks to the United Way of Southampton Roads who invited two of our staff members to attend their 1st Annual Young Philanthropist Summit! It was truly inspiring!
If you are interested in becoming an Edmarc volunteer, please email Kristen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
We have a number of events coming up during the summer months! Check out our 2016 Calendar of Events at www.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