LifeSong Volunteers at Crossroads Center for Children!

September 05, 2019


This week, volunteers from LifeSong spruced up the mulch on the playground and helped put the end of the summer toys away for the cold weather. They also fixed our bike shed door which had fallen off its track for a while. Inside, we were thankful for the help with tidying up our library and storing books neatly, which can be challenging with little hands. Finally, a huge thanks for copying and framing some of our raffle items for Monday’s Golf Tournament. We are so lucky to have these kind and hard-working people helping us here at Crossroads. 

8.30.19 Painted walls, mulched playground, golf tournament gifts, and another beautifully cleaned fridge. 

It’s summer break and that means a LOT of cleaning is going on at school. Cleaning and painting! Thanks to our friends from LifeSong for helping teachers paint classrooms, and for cleaning the fridge in the staff room – they report that it was pretty gross!

Thanks too for all of the mulching and for bringing our shipment of new Special Olympics materials to the gym! Not only all of that, but also for helping put together a special gift for our Golf Tournament golfers!  You are all the best!

8.20.19  A welcoming front yard. 

There’s more than meets the eye when getting ready for our Graduation and Achievements Celebrations. Last week our outside crew from LifeSong helped us make our walkway beautiful by weeding the flower bed that was out of control with hefty weeds and grass. They weeded and planted flowers and made it a pleasing sight to welcome all of our guests for the celebrations.

Then the very next day, the inside crew worked on organizing our Art supplies in our supply room. They also delivered paper goods and supplies to classrooms, cleaned the student freezer, and put books away in our library. LifeSong you are wonderful! We appreciate you more than words can ever say!




8.9.19  Red tomatoes, Orange tires, and a Clean fridge.

Hard workers with inspiring levels of enthusiasm, our friends from LifeSong come each week and make a difference. Whether inside or out, things are getting done that we’ve struggled to keep up with for many years.

This week, Chris and the outside crew that comes on Wednesdays got down and dirty in the raised garden beds, uncovering the tomato plants that were planted by classrooms in the spring but had gotten covered up by weeds that were out of control.

On Thursday, Danielle’s group tackled the student refrigerator which had gotten a bit sticky, and also spray painted orange some donated tires so that we can use them as safety “cones.”

Everyone at LifeSong, if you’re reading this, please know how very much we appreciate you.

8.1.19 Thank you very MULCH!

The playground mulch maintenance is a big job, and we’re so thankful to our LifeSong outside crew for keeping up with it all summer. This is the first year we’ve had help, and it is absolutely cherished. Yesterday’s crew weeded around the swing-set and play unit. The weeds out there are monsters and eat up the mulch ferociously, so this task is not an easy one. Thank you, LifeSong volunteers! We appreciate you!

7.25.19 Thanks so much to our friends from LifeSong!

This week’s Wednesday crew repainted our pavilion picnic tables! They hadn’t been painted for several years and were chipping and faded. Now they look awesome. Unfortunately we didn’t get pictures of them working. Nonetheless we are very grateful for the spruce-up!

This week’s Thursday crew delivered supplies around the building, and then tackled a big project of moving a book shelf unit and all of its books from a supply room to the staff room. They began to organize the books, too. This will help consolidate all of the resource books for staff members into one easy-to-find setting, making it easier to find what’s wanted quickly and efficiently. It also frees up some space in the supply room for storage and easy access.

We are so thankful for all this wonderful help, and for the sweet spirits that give their time and hard work so kindly.


7.11.19 LifeSong volunteers are lifeSAVERS!

From delivering new materials to the classrooms, to moving heavy items, the people who come from LifeSong to help us at our school do an awesome job. Today they also labeled CLYNK bags and organized in the library. Yesterday’s crew worked on mulch maintenance on the playground, sand removal from the back stairway, and some weeding in our raised garden beds. We are truly thankful for the help of this wonderful organization.

7.3.19 LifeSong volunteers, thank you for helping us with our grounds! 

The Outdoor LifeSong crew was here today, working hard on this hot day. They did a bit of trimming of the overgrown trees that were partially blocking our back stairway, making it safer and more visible for users. They also unloaded a truck full of mulch that was donated and delivered this morning by Tom Ciancetta, to whom we are also very thankful. Then they weeded on the playground and put down mulch in some of the areas that have gone a little bare since May when we re-mulched the climbing and swinging areas. Thank you! Don’t know what we’d do without this awesome help!

6.28.19  Life Song volunteers to the rescue! Again!

These people are truly the best!

This week, they made deliveries to the classrooms who had put in requests for supplies – those rooms are stocked and ready to go after the break!

Next they cleaned up and organized our library, which was in a state of disarray. In the library it can be super hard to put books and supplies away properly when small children are involved, making this help invaluable.

As if that wasn’t enough they also tackled a rather large copying and collating project. All this with smiles too. We’re so happy to have these wonderful folks here at Crossroads Center for Children.


5.28.19 Thank you, Life Song volunteers!

Our wonderful indoor group from Life Song worked on labeling envelopes, folding and inputting the letters and sealing the envelopes for the Golf Tournament mailing! What an enormous help! Thank you so much!

5.22.19 Life Song volunteers are great!

♥ The Life Song outside crew was seen sprucing up the playground mulch areas yesterday. They are such hard workers and do a wonderful job! In addition to maintaining the mulch, they also fixed a donated slide/climber and brought it to the area where the younger children love to play. They also pruned  back a tree near the building, so that we can get in and out to access the hose without getting scratched.

Thank you LifeSong!


4.23.29 Thank you for delivering our mulch!

Another group from LifeSong has begun! We were fortunate to have mulch donated from Schenectady County Recycle Center again this year and to have the Mulch Crew from LifeSong be able to pick it up for us and deliver it. Yesterday, this group made three trips back and forth to bring 3 yards of mulch! That should last our playground through the summer. We are so grateful and excited!

As if that wasn’t enough, the crew will be working here on our mulch and yards through the spring and summer, helping us to maintain the playground and gardens. This is a huge help to us, since we don’t have anyone employed in this regard and have long relied on pitching in from staff and volunteers.

Thank you, LifeSong! You are helping Crossroads greatly!


4.11.19 Thank you LifeSong Volunteers! Your help here is a life saver!

3/29/19: We appreciate our wonderful LifeSong volunteers!

Today’s work included delivering supplies to classrooms and helping to put together all of the favors for the Gala! Thank you so much. We appreciate all of you!


3/7/19: We appreciate our wonderful Organizers from LifeSong!

Today this group of excellent hard-workers tidied up our art and office supplies storage room! It looks awesome! Thank you all so very much for all you do for Crossroads!

2/21/19: Thank you LifeSong Volunteers!

Today’s group moved MANY heavy boxes of old records to a new storage space! They also helped us with our Gala mailing for parents! They are very hard-working individuals, and lots of fun to be around. Thank you for all of your great help!




1/31/19: Thank you LifeSong Volunteer Organizers! Today the group tackled our Library, getting things, sorted, coded and put away.

What an amazing job they are doing here! And such warm and sweet personalities to have around!

1/24/19: We are happy to welcome some new faces to Crossroads Center for Children’s volunteer program.

  LifeSong has recently begun a volunteer placement at Crossroads. LifeSong is a wonderful organization and we are thrilled to have these folks here to help us with organizing some of our spaces.
Here are just two of the gentlemen who are coming here each week; they are part of a larger group that is overseen by a Job Coach from LifeSong. This picture shows them in the Laundry Room, after completing an overhaul of the room. This room also serves us for storage, and now we can actually find things!


They’ve been moving, cleaning, organizing and labeling and it looks amazing!
LifeSong, we are so happy to have you here. Thank you for your kindness, inspiration, and organization help!



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