What a month July has been! 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.
July 9th was a busy day at Edmarc. We started off the morning with the Bayside Harley Hogs Annual Poker Run. Bikers from all over Hampton Roads joined in on the Poker Run and raised nearly $2,000 to support our mission. We are thankful for our Bayside Harley Hog friends and everything they do to support our mission.
That same afternoon, YMCA Camp Silver Beach pulled up to Edmarc and 70 youth volunteers pilled out of the buses and started got everything ready for our Annual Edmarc Carnival. Despite the heat, a number of Edmarc families came and enjoyed a day filled with food, games, and prizes. We want to give a special thanks to everyone at Camp Silver Beach who helped make this event so successful. We can’t wait to do it again next year!
Edmarc has the BEST volunteers! Every year we designate one special evening to recognize their efforts, love and support of the agency and its’ mission. On July 11th we held our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Portsmouth Women’s Club. The Women’s Club was the perfect backdrop for the nearly 100 guests in attendance. The night was about recognizing those who have made a positive difference in the lives of others. So we showed our appreciation to organizations, civic groups, and individuals who make the choice to share their time and talents with Edmarc. We still need volunteers so if you are interested in joining this AMAZING volunteer force, please email Kristen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Did you know Edmarc is a United Way certified agency? It is hard to believe that many companies have already kicked off their United Way campaigns geared to raise money to support the good work of the partnering agencies. We are honored that TowneBank and Sentara Corporate asked us to speak at their Kick-Off Campaigns. If your organization would like to have a speaker from Edmarc come and share our story please contact the office at 757-967-9251. Remember to designate Edmarc during your United Way Campaign this year!!!
Our 20th Annual Golf Classic will be held on August 18th. If you are interested in donating an item for our silent auction please contact the office at 757-967-9251.
Check out our 2016 Calendar of Events at www.edmarc.org/events/
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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