Become An Edger For Bethany Children’s Home

Bethany Children’s Home has launched their 2nd annual fundraising and marketing campaign in partnership with VA Productions, Shillington PA called Over the Edge to create awareness of the services they provide for local youth who have experienced trauma in their lives. Over the Edge is known for its signature rappelling fundraising events all over the world and helping organizations raise millions of dollars since its inception, the first of its kind event in Reading, PA will be held on September 22, 2017 at the Loft at 525, located at 525 Lancaster Avenue, Reading PA.  The first 75 people who raise a minimum of $1000 to support Bethany Children’s Home will secure a place on the ropes. Additionally, for those who exceed that goal, there are incentives to enhance the rappelling experience, including live video footage.

Kevin Snyder, CEO of Bethany, stated that this campaign will provide an opportunity for the community to learn more about the critical issues of our community youth and the services provided at Bethany to keep them safe. “We are looking forward to sharing Bethany’s mission of providing a safe place of nurture, protection, and supportive care to aid our local youth in their self-understanding, growth, and healing toward a brighter, healthier future. Each and every day, our kids are working to take back their lives in a safe, secure setting that provides them the support they need to work through the trauma they have faced.”

All funds raised from the campaign will provide support for the health and medical needs of the youth served at Bethany. Many youth come into care with specialized medical needs and/or in need of basic medical care not previously received.

Metropolitan Management Companies and The Lofts at 525 are the host site for this Over the Edge Campaign. The public is invited to join us at our community-themed Base Camp from 10am to 6pm on Friday, September 22nd to watch their friends, family and community members go “Over The Edge” for Bethany. A variety of vendors including food, health services and informational booths as well as a climbing wall will be available for anyone who visits this event.

From now until September 22nd, at least 75 individuals or teams will be raising funds to participate in the event. To register to become an Edger, support an Edger, or become a sponsor check out Anyone interested in more information about becoming an Edger or learning more about Over the Edge is invited to call 610-589-4501 or email


The mission of Bethany Children’s Home is to provide a safe place of nurture, protection, and supportive care to aid our residents in their self-understanding, growth, and healing toward a brighter, healthier future.

About “Over The Edge”

Over The Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations around the world. Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going over the edge of a prominent building. This unique event generates front page news, raises thousands of dollars and provides participants with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. OTE is responsible for all technical aspects of the event including the insurance, professional staff and rappelling equipment. In addition, OTE provides a comprehensive Fundraising Manual to conduct a successful fund raising event. In 8 years, OTE has helped non-profit organizations throughout North America raise over $50 million dollars.

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