The Daily News – July 30 2019 – By Brian Quinn DARIEN CENTER — Planning concerts is something new for Dave and Carolyn Hamer, the innkeepers at River Spring Lodge. They’re giving it a try this summer as they try to raise some cash for area charities… “We’re going to try to do an annual … Continued
Syracuse Woman Magazine – May 2019 – By Christine Dunne
Syracuse University News. School of Information Studies (iSchool) Associate Professor of Practice Jeff Rubin ’95, G’98 will be recognized for his contributions to the Syracuse University community at the 11th annual Orange Circle Awards ceremony on Thursday, March 28…. active with the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation… David’s Refuge, a non-profit that provides resources and support to … Continued
Rome Sentinal. Chosen from a competitive pool of non-profit applicants, the 11 organizations are… David’s Refuge… Since its inception in 2013, the program has raised over $600,000 for area non-profits…. https://romesentinel.com/stories/charity-bib-partners-for-2019-boilermaker-announced,73193
Oswego County News Now By B. Rae Perryman firstname.lastname@example.org – The Richard S. Shineman Foundation announced the final round of grant award winners for 2018, with 16 county non-profits receiving… Grantees include: …. David’s Refuge…
Syracuse Woman Magazine: National Family Caregivers Month – In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, [Syracuse Woman Magazine] talked with two families involved with David’s Refuge, a local nonprofit organization that provides care for the caregiver. They shared stories with us about their children, how David’s Refuge helped them and how they’re paying it forward.
Beauty of Mom 2018 Cazenovia, N.Y.—On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2-5 p.m., David’s Refuge will join hands with Lavender, Love and Ponies to celebrate the sixth annual Beauty of Mom event. In total, 100 mothers of children with special needs will gather for a day of pampering and friendship.
Eagle News: Guests get a ‘taste’ of David’s Refuge at fifth annual event. – An organization offering free respite weekends for parents with special needs children held its fifth annual Taste of David’s Refuge from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at RedBarn20 in Cazenovia. The event hosted over 60 guests to support … Continued
Syracuse.com: Taste of Davids Refuge fundraiser – During a David’s Refuge weekend respite, couples enjoy a weekend getaway: two nights at a Central New York bed-and-breakfast with romantic dinners and quality time…
Eagle News: East Syracuse Chevrolet raises $2,500 – By Jason Emerson, Editor. Four local couples/single parents who are currently raising a child with special needs or life-threatening illness will be treated to weekend respites over the coming year thanks to a recent donation to David’s Refuge made by East Syracuse Chevrolet….
Cazenovia Republican by Jason Emerson David’s Refuge began serving parents of children with special needs or life-threatening illnesses seven years ago. In its first year they served just over 40 couples through respite weekends which promote self-care, reflection and community. This year, they will serve over 250 couples in 2019 and will grow to serve … Continued
Syracuse Woman Magazine: A Taste of David’s Refuge – By Rachel Foster – The fifth annual A Taste of David’s Refuge fundraising event is planned for September 21. This event gives guests a “taste” of the services David’s Refuge offers and helps to fund respite weekends for parents. [Syracuse Woman Magazine] spoke with David’s Refuge … Continued
LocalSyr.com Bridge Street – ABC Creative Brand Bash – … ABC Creative Group will once again vigorously work to re-brand a deserving local organization in 24 hours. This year’s recipient is an organization with a focus on the caregiver, David’s Refuge… Executive Director Kate Houck said this re-branding opportunity will help more people learn about … Continued
The Batavian: Fireworks for Friends By Billie Owens – Ann and Dave Scherff, of Le Roy, are planning a rare getaway, a respite from caregiving for their disabled adult son who lives with them, and someone else is picking up the tab. It’s actually a nonprofit organization in Manlius, east of Syracuse, that is footing … Continued
By Cristina Domingues, Spectrum News Rochester LEROY, N.Y. — Things get started early at the Scherff house in Leroy. Ann and David Scherff like to help their son Matthew stick to his routine, starting the day by getting the paper. Matthew is autistic and deaf, loves to paint and the lights at amusement parks and around … Continued
By LocalSyr.com David’s Refuge was featured on NewsChannel 9 as part of National Caregiver Month – see the video on LocalSyr.com.
By Samantha Miles, 13ABC WHAM, Rochester Rochester, N.Y. – A picnic on Saturday afternoon had a special meaning for some local families. David’s Refuge, a non-profit from Syracuse, helps parents caring for children with special needs or life threatening illness. David’s Refuge partners with bed and breakfasts to provide a free place of rest for … Continued
By Nexstar Broadcasting BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – An organization looking to help around-the-clock caregivers is looking to expand in Greater Binghamton. Binghamton’s Noon Rotary hosted David’s Refuge Executive Director Kate Houck on Tuesday. Headquartered in Syracuse, the non-profit provides a free weekend getaway for parents caring for kids with special needs and life threatening diseases. Read … Continued
By Meaghan M. McDermott, Democrat & Chronicle Back in 2013, Eric Hamlin was a skeptic. Living then in Syracuse, where he and his wife, Daidra, were juggling the awesome responsibilities of caring for their young twin sons ,Isaac and Eli, and of navigating the life-altering needs of Eli’s cerebral palsy, Hamlin headed to his first … Continued
By Divya Murthy At the age of 8, David Pfohl lost his vision. At the age of 10, he was diagnosed with Batten disease, a rare progressive disease that renders cells incapable of breaking down built-up waste. In 2009, just short of his 21st birthday, David died, having battled the disease for 13 years. Read … Continued
Watch the video interview with the staff of Bridge Street.
By Mark Bialczak Warren and Brenda Pfohl could have let the 13 years that they watched their son David fight Batten Disease, losing his sight and then his life two weeks’ shy of his 21st birthday, form a hard scar over their souls. Instead they decided to open their Manlius home as David’s Refuge, a … Continued
An organization that gives parents of special needs kids mini-vacations is expanding, partnering with new locations in the Rochester area. Mom of four, Dana Bisnett, knows how how hard it can be to find time for yourself as a parent. “As a parent of typical kids, you always put yourself last. And with a special … Continued
Losing a child: An unspeakable experience, of pain and devastation that can be completely overwhelming. Receiving help and support is what parents need amidst caring for a special-needs child or dealing with such heartbreak. Brenda and Warren Pfohl, unfortunately, know this pain too well. Read Article.
Photos and story by SHERRY HALBROOK When PEF Region 4’s committee for hosting the 2015 PEF Convention in Syracuse selected a small non-profit organization called David’s Refuge to benefit from fundraising at the convention, it elicited a strong response from the 722 delegates. When the convention ended, PEF presented David’s Refuge with a check for … Continued
Warren and Brenda Pfohl (left) are the founders of David’s Refuge, a non-profit which offers weekend retreats for parents of seriously ill children. They are talking with Stephanie Irwin (center) and Scott Freeney of Syracuse whose daughter recently passed away. Warren and Brenda are hosting Scott and Stephanie along with another couple at 10 Fitch, … Continued
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 02:25:50 GMT — It’s a night with a little bit of elegance and a lot of food. This fundraiser at the Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard raised money to help the non-profit organization David’s Refuge as it continues its mission to care for the caregiver. Read article.
Caring for 3-year-old Gavin Schafran, who has cerebral palsy and can’t crawl or sit up by himself, is rewarding, but demanding work for his parents, Dan and Brandilee Schafran. When the Camillus couple heard about David’s Refuge in Manlius, they signed up to be some of the first guests to try out the bed-and-breakfast retreat … Continued