Fundraising Events

Save the Date – our 5th Annual Taste of David’s Refuge

September 21, 2018 – Redbarn20, Cazenovia, NY | + Google Map

Those who attend will be given a taste of the refuge we offer our guests – the parents and guardians of children with special needs or life-threatening medical conditions.

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Syracuse Auto Dealer Association Charity Preview

2019 Syracuse Auto Dealer Association Charity Preview

Due to a National Bowling Convention at the Oncenter in 2018 there will not be another SADA Charity Preview event until February 2019″ Be on the lookout for information from David’s Refuge in the Fall! We can’t wait!
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Rhythm of Respite Events

Why stop at the Weekend? Let’s fill the calendars with fun filled – INCLUSIVE – Events for the whole family!

If you have any questions about our Rhythm of Respite Events or would like to become a volunteer – Please email our Events Manager Sarah Watson at

Syracuse Summer Picnic
Syracuse Summer Celebration
August 18th, 2018 – Eastern Hills Bible Church, 

A day of fun, food, fellowship and Resource fair!!
Syracuse Summer Picnic
Family Day
July 11, 2018 – Beak and Skiff

Calico Gals Invite Calico Gals Open House!
On April 29, 2018, Noon-4:00 pm, 3906 New Court Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206
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Stay tuned for MORE events at the Calico Gals Shop!
Parent Night Out Parent Night Out
Six months after your stay

Six months after your weekend, we invite you to enjoy a dinner out. David’s Refuge will provide a $50 dinner gift certificate and can also offset the cost of childcare for the evening.
Relax, Recharge & Roast - A Dad's Event Relax, Recharge & Roast – A Dad’s Event 

October 27th – Ellwanger Estates 11-3p
Please join us for our annual Dad’s Event! A day of fun, food, and sports! This year dad’s will enjoy the day hiking, playing cards, watching sports and eating good food! What more could a dad ask for?

Beauty of Mom Beauty of Mom Rochester
March 11th – HUES Salons Spa

Moms were treated to a day of pampering with hair, makeup, and a personalized photoshoot.
Beauty of Mom Beauty of Mom Syracuse
October 2018 – Crawford Farms – 

Our 6th annual Beauty of Mom event will be held at Lavender Love and Ponies – Crawford Farms – This year we are opening the event up to 100 amazing moms! At the event 25 moms will be randomly chosen to receive a hair and makeup makeover plus personal photoshoot Please email Sarah for more detials
Cookies with Santa Cookies with Santa
December 13th 2018 530-730

Sun Auto Group has partnered with David’s Refuge to host a wonderful event for the whole family! Santa (who has had many years of experience working with children with special needs) is flying in from the North Pole for pictures, a meet & greet & cookie decorating!
Be on the lookout for event details and invitations later in the year!
Valentine’s Date Night Valentine’s Date Night
On February 10th over 200 volunteers donated their time for our annual Valentine’s Date Night and Kids Carnival. The volunteers were split between the Eastern Hills Bible Church main campus for an over the top carnival and the Enders Road Campus where parents enjoyed a catered dinner provided by Uno’s Pizzeria.
Rochester Summer Picnic
Rochester Family Picnic
June 9th at Pieters Family Life Center
A fun filled day for the entire family! Come out and enjoy food, fun, and fellowship with other David’s Refuge families
2018 Rochester Summer Picnic