Investing in the lives of caregivers allows parents to provide the best possible care for their children

Through your gifts, you give parents of children with special needs respite, wellness and community.  You remind them they are not alone, what they do each and every day for their child matter, and that they are loved by God and this community.

When you make a gift to fellow parents, you also invest in the well-being of their children.

There are several ways to support these parents:

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Make an investment

Your gift makes a significant difference in the lives of local caregivers.  Gifts of any size provide care for the caregiver. A donation of $600 covers a respite weekend for a couple while $300 sponsors an overnight.  An investment of $1,000 will underwrite the cost of a Rhythm of Respite event, thoughtfully designed for families of all abilities to gather and enjoy community.



Support an Event

David’s Refuge hosts many fundraisers and inclusive community gatherings to raise funds throughout the year, including the Syracuse Auto Dealer Association Charity Preview each February and the Taste of David’s Refuge each September.

Upcoming Events


The Circle of Giving

Monthly gifts offer stability, hope and a promise for our future. A $50 commitment provides one respite weekend a year while just $20 covers child care for a guest.  A monthly investment of $150 underwrites the cost of an entire weekend for three couples while an $85 monthly gift can underwrite the cost of a Rhythm of Respite event for families.

Join the Circle of Giving


Shop For David’s Refuge

These companies have made it easy to support caregivers while shopping! If you’re looking for gifts, or for yourself, you can rest assured that a portion of the proceeds below will bring respite, love and support to caregivers!  Details vary.

Shop For David’s Refuge

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Legacy Giving

A simple desire to pay forward extravagant love. A knowledge that there is purpose to life beyond that which we see. In both his life and death, David inspired our founders to leave the caregiver community stronger than they found it.

Bequests are the easiest and most popular way to make a lasting impact on the lives of caregivers. It’s as simple as adding single sentence to your will or trust. Below you will find our preferred bequest language; take this to your attorney to use as a starting point.

I give the sum of $___ or ___% to David’s Refuge, 5800 Heritage Landing Dr, East Syracuse NY 13057 (tax id: 45-3686680)   to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

Legacy Giving

Create a Fundraiser

Start your own fundraiser to support David’s Refuge.  Whether it’s in celebration of a birthday, anniversary or just because, you can help us get the word out by creating your own fundraising page!  Please email Christine at to get started today.

Matching gifts

Many companies offer to match your generosity to David’s Refuge!

Workplace Fundraising

Make support a team effort with incentives like blue jeans Fridays or a golf tournament.  If you are looking for ideas, just give us a call!