August 12, 2014
Students participating in CYFM's Capuchin Appalachia Mission, which is supported by Companions in Services.
Would you like to be a part of the wonderful outreach and service programs youth are doing through the Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries? Whether it’s distributing clothing to needy families, helping construct new homes through Habitat for Humanity, or volunteering at children summer camps, you can take part in CYFM service projects through the Companions in Service program.
Companions in Service allows supporters to "go by giving." There is no set amount of donation to take part in the program, but companions also commit to praying for youth while they perform services that help those in need.
In turn, CYFM youth volunteers "give by going" and conduct service work that varies from serving food at soup kitchens to volunteering at children’s centers. After their missionary work, youth volunteers update their Companions in Service by writing letters to them and sending them photos of their work.
CYFM youth volunteers also pray for their Companions in Service as they are well aware that their community service projects would not be possible without them.
Currently, Companions in Service help support youth service initiatives like the Capuchin Outreach Program, a multi-day retreat for students where they perform community service throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York state.
It also helps support the Capuchin Appalachia Mission, a nine-day program in which youth volunteers travel with CYFM staff and other adults to Harlan County, Kentucky to distribute clothing and children’s books, volunteer at a nursing home, organize a vacation bible school, and provide home improvements for low-income families. In its 21 years, more than 650 youth have participated in the program.
To become a Companion in Service or for more information about the program, visit www.cyfm.org or call 845-424-3609.