Generositree is a giving initiative that partners with local organizations during the Christmas season in which we give of our time, talent and treasure. Prayerfully consider how you can help these organizations continue to make a difference!
Each organization will have a representative in the lobby every Sunday in December. Stop by the Generositree tree to speak with a representative or find their contact information listed below.
Morgan Pipes • Outreach Director
David’s Refuge provides respite, resources and support to parents and guardians of children with special needs or life-threatening medical conditions so they can be refreshed, restored and renewed in their role as caregiver.
Weekend respite is where we see the purpose of our mission come to life. Pulled from the daily demands of care-giving and placed into a quiet and beautiful space, moms and dads are free to reflect, vulnerably share their stories, and spend time reconnecting with their spouse.
In 2018, we pledge to continue finding new ways to combat isolation and build connection within our community. We will increase our year-round services in support of local parents as they prioritize themselves and their marriages, knowing that when parents keep their own fire burning they can provide the best possible care for their children.
Social Worker/Psychologist – consultant needed
Note Writers – handwritten notes throughout the year
Photographers – special events
Weekend Set-Up Volunteers – flower & gift basket delivery to area B&B’s
Event Volunteers – Valentine’s Date Night, Taste of David’s Refuge
Host Couples – Visit our table for more information
Support our Prayer Stone project
Donate $20 or more
Receive two prayer stones handmade by Daniel Pfohl - one to keep, one to give
Choose a David’s Refuge family to pray for in 2018
Write a note of encouragement & tie on one stone
Your note & stone will be mailed or placed in their weekend respite guest-room
Become a Circle of Giving Partner (monthly donor)
Collect snack items for guest-room gift baskets
Nicole Watts • 315.313.6667
Hopeprint seeks to empower resettled refugees to thrive through practicing hospitality, mutual mentorship and community collaboration. Our wish list is as follows:
Family Mentors (matched with 1-3 families to work on goals, (weekly according to own schedule) • Donation Storage Organizer(s) (monthly according to own schedule) • Program Space Reset Organizer (weekly according to own schedule) • Supply Shopper (weekly according to own schedule) • Winter Program volunteers (orientation on Tues, January 16th at 6:00pm at 129 Lilac)
Construction/Remodeling Skills for attic remodel • Business / Entrepreneurship for start-up of social enterprise • Landscaping and Masonry • Rental Real Estate
20 board games for preschool/kindergarten age • 60 board games for elementary aged children • 25 board games for teens • Gas-operated snow blower • Clothes washer and dryer • Gently used minivan in good condition • Gift cards for youth mentorship outings: Cafe Kubal, Starbucks, Modern Malt, Wegmans, Sweet Frog
Pass 'Da R.O.C.K.
Nate Pena • 315.436.9935
Pass ‘Da R.O.C.K. is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to redefine the realities of inner city youth from desperation to hope through basketball and mentoring.
Needs 2-4 volunteers for 2 hours, once a month, to help set up tables and chairs, serve food, and assist with clean up. Need two volunteers once a month to coordinate pick up games
Need one volunteer with photography/video experience willing to capture our monthly events
150 pairs/packs of Nike Crew Socks (Any style, size or color)
10 people/families committed to donating $50 a month for one year to cover the cost of our monthly events
Karina Hagan • YoungLives Coordinator
Syracuse YoungLives has never wavered from the original vision to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Through Young Life’s time-tested methods and life-on-life mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.
Committee members - people willing to be the backbone of Syracuse YoungLives promoting our ministry in the community, supporting the staff, fundraising, planning and spreading the word about events
Mentors- Christian women growing in their faith that want to participate in our programs and walk alongside a teen mom in life encouraging her and pointing her towards the Lord
Childcare workers - people who want to come to our weekly meetings and simply watch babies and toddlers as a way to love these teen moms.
Hospitality Coordinator - A volunteer to organize our monthly meal for club and come and set the meal up before club.
Design and pack gift baskets for teen moms (new arrival baby basket, as well as teen mom birthday basket)
Special events team- help plan for and set up for special events
Monthly donors! • One time financial gifts • YL Summer Camp Scholarships • Gift Cards- Price Chopper, Tops, Wegmans, Aldi, Dunkin Donuts, Dollar Tree, Burger King, McDonald’s, Walmart, gift certificate for oil change, gas cards.
Merry Christmas! Joy to the world the Lord has come! Every week through Young Life middle, high school and college students are getting to hear about Jesus and grow in their faith. During this Christmas season we wanted to take a moment to invite you to be a part of all that Young Life is doing.
This year we would love for you to take a Young Life logo tag off of our tree and put it on your family tree. We would love for you to pray about how your family can be more involved with Young Life this month and every month this year. Young Life exists because of people like you and we are thankful to continue to be involved in the lives of teenagers. Below are few specific needs that we have. Right now Young Life has a financial need and we ask that you would consider helping to meet that need.
Time (green tags) Talents (gold/ white tags) Treasures (red tags)
• Pray for Young Life
• Volunteer with Young Life (serve on committee or as a leader)
• Give a donation to Young Life (give today, give monthly or give in the form of gift-cards for leaders to use)