What could you do if you wanted to have a pizza party, but had no money to purchase the pizza? Open a lemonade stand! That’s exactly what the boys and girls in Cottage 7 set up last Friday. And their timing was excellent. The recent scorching summer temperatures kept everyone thirsty, -- so the lemonade Read More »
Annal's Angels 5K fun run. Earlier this year, Maureen and Tom Annal donated hundreds of books to Elmcrest. The Annals lost both their daughters, Maryella, then age 11, and Elizabeth, then 9, in a Thruway accident in 2020. Since that time, these parents, (also injured) have lived by the motto “do the next right thing.” Read More »
The best of Upstate New York is promised for exciting shopping opportunities at the Harvest Moon Holiday Market. This long-awaited gathering of area artists and gift shops will be hosted at Windridge Estate - Red Barn 20 in Cazenovia, NY. Opening night, Thursday, October 26th, will benefit Elmcrest Children's Center. See more details Read More »
Today, we would like to share the story of a courageous little boy named Welles, who has captured our hearts. Welles is a bright-eyed four-year-old boy who has faced more challenges in his short life than most of us can imagine. Diagnosed with epilepsy, developmental delay, and impaired hearing and vision, he has had to Read More »
Syracuse City Police Officer Jackson visited the toddlers at the Northside Early Education Center. She wanted to talk to our preschoolers about safety and stress the importance that police officers are their friends and not to be afraid of them. Many of our children had a traumatic experience with police officers at such a young Read More »
Providing new experiences for our kids here at Elmcrest part of our year round programming. And our Elmcrest friend, Brewster Sears, has been doing just that for the last few years. Every week, throughout the summer and into the fall, he takes a group of kids out on Skaneateles Lake for some fishing and fun Read More »
What a transformation at our Skeele Valley location thanks to the hard work of our staff and 3 remarkable youth employees !
The Executive Director, Ruth Ann Riposa, and the Director of Residential Services, Shereen Webb, had an opportunity to see what the kids have accomplished this summer. Their task was to make overgrown trails accessible for hiking and they knocked it out of park! Using the hand tools shown, they cleared 3 trails and, according to Read More »
A huge thank you shout out to the Hunt Real Estate Team for hosting their Back to School Drive to benefit Elmcrest!
Back to School just got a whole lot easier for children receiving services at Elmcrest. Thanks to the extreme generosity of the Hunt Real Estate Team, our kids will be ready for the first day of school! Read More »