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Jeff Rubin Honored with 2019 Orange Circle Award

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

2019 Boilermaker Charity Bib Partner July 14, David’s Refuge

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

Syracuse Woman Magazine: National Family Caregivers Month

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.

David’s Refuge to honor 100 moms

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.

Syracuse.com: Taste of David’s Refuge Fundraiser

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…

East Syracuse Chevrolet raises $2,500 for David’s Refuge

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….

David’s Refuge to host fifth annual Taste of David’s Refuge

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

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

ABC Creative Brand Bash for David’s Refuge

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

Fundraiser aids caregivers – June 15 in Darien Center

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

Caring for Caregivers

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

Picnic for parents of children with special needs

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

David’s Refuge looks to expand in Greater Binghamton

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

David’s Refuge offers oasis where caregivers ease stress

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

David’s Refuge, where caregivers go to be cared for

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

PEF’s Generosity Helps Caregivers (The Communicator)

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

Couple opening Manlius bed-and-breakfast for parents of children with special needs or life-threatening illnesses (The Post Standard)

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