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CNY Horn of Africa

If you and your family are looking for a practical way to give thanks this year during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season I would love to encourage you to give to CNY Horn of Africa, a network of Central New York organizations, churches, and people united together to bring awareness and relief to the famine in the Horn of Africa.  Through government grants, your gift will multiply ­five times with World Vision to rush critical aid to families who are struggling to survive.  This is a great way to ...
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Helping to Better our Community

Last week I received a letter from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation letting us know David's Refuge had been awarded an $8,000 grant to help pay or offset the cost of childcare while parents get a much needed break at the Refuge.  At the top of the letter is the foundation's tag line, "Helping to Better our Community."  As I read the letter over and over again I was struck by the fact that David's Refuge is a part of a much bigger community.  There are people and agencies ...
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Open House

November 2nd would have been David's 23rd birthday.  To celebrate his life and to remind ourselves that we are not alone we had an Open House for David's Refuge.  We invited supporters, board members, local businesses, and community organizations to see where our guests will be staying and to introduce them to our mission.  Over 55 people showed up and enjoyed some delicious food, drinks, and laughter.  Brenda and I gave tours, answered questions, and made new friends who will partner with us to serve parents who care for children ...
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Ripples

Welcome to You're Not Alone!  My hope is that you will come here often, and as you pause to read and reflect that you will discover community, friendships, and hope in the journey of caring for your children with special needs or those who have a potentially life threatening disease.  It goes without saying that the job and privilege of caring for our children with special needs is demanding and overwhelming.  You're Not Alone! is simply a place to grab the hand of someone next to you to be encouraged ...
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