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We need your urgent help!

May 19, 2020

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TOWARD OUR EMERGENCY APPEAL! I pray this finds you safe and well, adjusting as best you can to our new reality. Here in Syracuse, the volunteers of FrancisCorps 21 continue to serve those in need on the front lines during this difficult time. In mid-March, as the reality of COVID-19 became […]

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Volunteer Blog: Starting Over

May 2, 2020

“Starting over is not at all bad. During this pandemic, I’ve seen service and community through new lenses. I admire my community members, site supervisor and fellow food pantry and soup kitchen volunteers, whose love and dedication for the marginalized of Syracuse is far greater than any fear of uncertainty.” Continue reading Elias’ blog here: […]

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During Lent Please Support our Annual Appeal!

March 12, 2020

Click here to make a contribution toward the 2020 Annual Appeal and follow our progress! For over 20 years, FrancisCorps has been providing a transformative experience.  This is evident in the lives of the FrancisCorps volunteers, but the transformation does not end there.  When hosting a FrancisCorps volunteer, a service site receives much more than […]

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Volunteer Blog: Quite Moments

February 18, 2020

“Christ appears before me in the men I see every day. I am learning to serve them without needing it to make sense. In the quiet moments between, I chew, swallow, and allow Him to nourish me.” Continue reading Tanner’s blog here: Quite Moments

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Volunteer Blog: Lord’s Constant Presence

February 12, 2020

“Before I moved to Syracuse, the Lord would gently remind me that ‘I am with you always, until the end of the age’ (Mt 28:20). My clients at the Refugee Resettlement Agency embody the faith it takes to believe that. I am reminded of the Lord’s constant presence when I look into their eyes.” Continue […]

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Volunteer Blog: Heart for Service

February 8, 2020

“While these last six months have been full of new adventures and experiences, like eating a bagel for the first time and picking up new vocabulary in English; nothing compares to how I am learning to embrace gratitude. Every day, I feel blessed to be surrounded by individuals with a heart for service, who remind […]

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Volunteer Blog: God’s Peace and Love

January 30, 2020

“So much of life is lived in the unknown. Yet, these last few months at Francis House have uncovered a greater awareness and appreciation of the uncertainty we face in life. Walking through the doors of my placement site every morning, I do not know who I will serve or who will serve me. One […]

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Volunteer Blog: Healing the Mind and the Heart

January 22, 2020

“Over time, it has been made clear that being ‘Christlike’ is doing just this; doing as much as you can, while giving your heart and mind time to heal in order to serve others. I realize that I cannot help everyone that comes through the doors of Emergency Cathedral Services, but I can do my […]

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Volunteer Blog: Peace In Poverty

January 15, 2020

“I always thought of poverty as just not having money or material things, until the Franciscan charism of gratitude helped me see that a spirituality of poverty is much deeper; my brothers, Rose, my parents, and my FrancisCorps community are not mine at all, but the Lord’s, and remembering that frees me to thank God […]

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Join us on #GivingTuesday!

November 26, 2019

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes #GivingTuesday. Caroline, Elias, Kate, Lauren, Stephanie, and Tanner have spent the last four months serving the Syracuse community with a thankful heart for the opportunity to give of themselves during this year of service, but in order to continue to give the gift of service, we need your […]

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