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January 24, 2018
Kathleen Paice Froio, paicek@upstate.edu

Chadwick Residence tapped as Team Upstate’s 2018 Your Cause charity

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Chadwick Residence for homeless women and their children has been selected by Team Upstate for 2018 Your Cause sponsorship.

Team Upstate introduced the Your Cause program in late 2015 as a way to feature the volunteer work performed by the Upstate family. Team Upstate has pledged to support Chadwick Residence in 2018 with promotional and financial support through December.

Chadwick Residence was nominated by Upstate’s Katherine Magnarelli and Ann Markle. Magnarelli is a board member and recording secretary for the Chadwick board. Markle has been involved with the organization for the past three years.

“Chadwick Residence addresses a community health care need by providing supportive housing for homeless women and their children,” Magnarelli said.

Magnarelli says that in many cases the women who come to Chadwick Residence face a combination of challenges. “Using the tools that Chadwick Residence provides, these women become empowered as they develop the knowledge and skills necessary to increase their self-sufficiency, become better parents and eventually live on their own again rather than return to homelessness,” she said.

Magnarelli adds that Chadwick’s success rate is more than 90 percent with less than 5 percent of the women in the program returning to homelessness.

As nominators, Magnarelli and Markle will coordinate opportunities for Team Upstate to become involved with Chadwick Residence, whether it’s through fundraising activities, community outreach, hands on involvement or educational activities.

“There are always opportunities to volunteer at Chadwick, from helping to plan a special event, to serving meals at its annual Harvest Dinner, or sharing one’s knowledge (such as resume-writing or checkbook-balancing) with the women to help them on their path to self-sufficiency,” Magnarelli said.

Through the Your Cause sponsorship program, Team Upstate will support Chadwick Residence events throughout the year. Information about these events and volunteer opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks and months as the Team Upstate advisory council works to partner with the organization throughout the year.

“We welcome whatever skill or talent you have to offer as we need to take care of each other—as a community—and it would be our pleasure to work with Team Upstate in order to do so,” Magnarelli said.

Team Upstate works to promote public awareness of Upstate’s contributions to the community and to encourage volunteer participation among Upstate students, staff, faculty and retirees. It sponsors many activities and events each year that promote quality of life and maintain Upstate’s mission, vision and values.

Visit Team Upstate’s Your Cause for more information about the sponsorship program. Visit Chadwick Residence for more information on the organization.

Celebrating the selection of Chadwick Residence as the Team Upstate 2018 Your Cause charity are, from left, Ann Markle, John Dubiel, president of the Chadwick Residence Board of Directors, Upstate Medical University President and Health System CEO Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP; Katherine Magnarelli; Jenni Gratien, executive director of the Chadwick Residence; and Zanette Howe, Team Upstate Committee chair. Upstate employees Markle and Magnarelli, who serves on the board, nominated the agency for the Your Cause sponsorship.

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