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CROWDRISE : Jan 25, 2016
Tax ID: 55-0560842
BASED: Charleston, WV, United States


Helping WV At-Risk Teens

Founder Ardath Francke's vision for Daymark began years ago when she was unable to provide a place to stay for an abused teenage girl on Christmas Eve. That experience was so profound, that Ardath organized a group who started Daymark in 1974, a place where any child can go at any time for any reason. The group opened Patchwork, a shelter for runaway and homeless teenagers in 1976. As of September of 2016 and after over 40 years, more than 40,000 children have been served through this organization. Sadly, we recently lost Ardath after her inspirational and long life giving back to others, and we want to continue her legacy of caring for and supporting WV kids. See for more information about Daymark's various programs that advocate for and provide services to troubled youth, the needs of their families, and the community.

DAYMARK receives a variety of federal and state funding, but it’s through the contributions of individuals and businesses in the community that DAYMARK is able to continue to provide services to vulnerable youth.

Because DAYMARK is a community agency, when you give to DAYMARK all of your donation stays in West Virginia, helping West Virginia kids.

Your donation of $10 can buy three nutritious meals and a snack for a hungry homeless teenager.

Your donation of $25 can buy a backpack and school supplies for a youth living in one of our facilities, or an outfit for a young person to wear to a job interview.

Your donation of $100 can fill the Outreach van’s gas tank so the team  can take food, drink, blankets, coats, and shoes to needy children in 19 neighborhoods in Kanawha and Putnam Counties.

DAYMARK, Incorporated is registered with the West Virginia Secretary of State as a charity, so all of your gift is tax deductible.

For more information about how you can donate money or goods and services, call (304) 340-3675 or donate here:

Tax ID: 55-0560842 •


A Night In Emerald City

A Night In Emerald City

Amount Raised:



54% Raised of $100,000 Goal