FrancisCorps volunteers have left family, friends and home for a whole year to be of service to people they do not know here in disadvantaged communities in Syracuse, NY. They serve as mentors, teachers, coaches, counselors, companions, and community organizers with refugees, the homeless, the mentally ill, the abused, the elderly, the developmentally disabled, and the young. These young men and women live simply and humbly all so that each day they can go out to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, comfort the dying and in so many ways support those who are affected by violence, exploitation and poverty. They help people rediscover their dignity.
This amazing service, however, is only half of the FrancisCorps experience. While the volunteers are changing lives with the work they do, their lives too are being changed. They support each other through a commitment to intentional community lived through daily prayer, shared meals, sharing of their faith and a common dedication to the service of others. These volunteers are offered support through extensive one-on-one staff involvement, five retreats experiences, and a pilgrimage experience. The young men and women who become FrancisCorps volunteers dedicate a year of their lives to the service of others. The FrancisCorps experience aims to turn that year into a lifetime committed to service inspired by the Franciscan charism.
This life changing service, however, is only possible because of the amazing generosity of individuals just like you. Please join us in supporting these exceptional young men and women and ensure their year of service becomes a lifetime of service.
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We can always use more prayer! Would you consider making a commitment to pray for our volunteers? We would appreciate your praying the rosary, offering a mass or whatever you would like to do. Let us know about it. It means a lot to the volunteers.
The single best way to get new volunteers for FrancisCorps is by word of mouth. Do you know of a young college student who might want to do a year of service after college? This might be a son or daughter, grandchild, great grandchild, niece or nephew or even a neighbor. Don’t be shy, tell them about FrancisCorps. Share our website!
FrancisCorps is funded through the generosity of people like you. Spreading the word about FrancisCorps can also help us with donations. Do you know of a parish group that wants to do something for Lent or Advent? Perhaps they might want to make a donation to FrancisCorps. How about your local Knights of Columbus, Catholic women’s organization or prayer group? Every bit helps. Every donation makes a difference.
Most of us want to think that our lives will have made a difference after we pass from this world. You can be assured of that by remembering FrancisCorps in your will. Your bequest of a specific sum, a percentage of your estate or the gift of property can be made as a gift or we can set it up as an endowment that will keep on giving year after year in your memory. You will be remembered for years to come for your care and consideration to young people and to the poor. Please contact A.J. at 315.426.0481 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.