“To help people at all times…”

Their motto rings true for the Unit 116 Girl Scout Troop who just delivered 42 birthday boxes for the children at Elmcrest. This coincided with their celebration of the Girl Scout’s 111th birthday. The girls chose creating these boxes for the children celebrating Spring birthdays. Their intention was to ensure that all kids have something Read More »


Elmcrest’s 32nd annual golf tournament won out over the rain and smokey skies on the 8th of June to raise $104,000! This year’s field boasted 264 golfers, 15 major sponsors, 98 in-kind donors, 257 Silent Auction bids, 39 volunteers, and more than 15 “Putting for a Libation” donors (you know who you are). A major Read More »

Hola!, Namaste, Marhaba, Zdravo, Bonjour, Konnichiwa…

            …or “Hello” from the staff and families at Elmcrest’s Northside Early Education Center! On the Northside of Syracuse, you can hear Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, French, Swahili, and other languages, as many diverse populations settle into our community. At Elmcrest’s Northside Early Education Center, 45 percent of our employees have come to the United States Read More »

It’s About Time!

Actually it’s about cherishing the times that represent Elmcrest’s history. A group of Elmcrest employees and Elmcrest youth created a time capsule. They  placed in several meaningful items and a letter documenting highlights of Elmcrest’s 178-year history.  On Tuesday, June 13th they buried in on the campus grounds. The purpose of the time capsule was Read More »

Learning can be Fun!

The boys and girls in Elmcrest’s Mexico program are putting their skills to the test. Some are learning carpentry skills by working with wood. Others keep busy -- keeping puppies busy -- who are awaiting new homes. Going for a strike in the bowling lane takes practice. And when the outdoors calls, patience settles on the Read More »