Bethany Children’s Home to Host Rappelling Adventure Fundraiser

United Church of Christ-related Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, Pennslyvania, is launching a fundraising and marketing campaign called “Over the Edge” to provide a thrilling rappelling experience for adventurous donors and create awareness of the services Bethany provides for local youth who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Over the Edge, a staging company known for its signature rappelling fundraising events held all over the world, has helped organizations raise millions of dollars, The Oct.12, 2016 event for Bethany will be the first of its kind for Reading. It will be held at 525 Student Apartments located at 525 Lancaster Ave..

The first 92 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,” he says. “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 support Bethany’s art, recreation, academic enrichment and music therapy programs provided to each youth in care to help them build skills for their future.

Metropolitan Companies and 525 Student Apartments are the host site for the inaugural Over the Edge Campaign.

From August – October, at least 92 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 www.bethanyhome.org/ote4Bethany. Anyone interested in becoming an Edger or learning more about Over the Edge are invited to attend an Edger Party on July 21, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza.

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