Dear Friend of St. Christopher’s:


Did you know that Tuesday, November 30, is #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement that encourages people to do good by giving their voice, goods, time or money to advance the causes they care about and help people in need?


The day was created in 2012 as a simple idea: to encourage acts of goodness and generosity immediately following the then-traditional-start of the Holiday Shopping Season–the Day After Thanksgiving–and the then-traditional-biggest-Online-Shopping-Day–Cyber Monday.


While Amazon has transformed the terrestrial and online retail landscape since then, one thing hasn’t changed: the need to help others in need…and the need is greater, now more than ever. 


So what is your cause and whom will you help next Tuesday, Nov. 30, #GivingTuesday? 


OUR cause is…St. Christopher’s, a safe and nurturing, Residential Treatment Center for Youth with Special Needs, ages 12-21, at three unique and inspired, New York campuses.


Whom WE will help on #GivingTuesday...are the young men and women in our care—like Josie, as profiled above—whom we help: pursue their studies, interests and passions; move beyond past traumas; and build happy, healthy and meaningful lives.


Josie’s journey is common to many of our youth. They often feel like life is at a dead end, lack self-control and self-esteem, and at times live in chaotic homes that make daily life a challenge. But the experienced and caring clinical and residential teams at St. Christopher’s work to empower them with the same social-emotional coping skills and strengths we all want our own children to have to become their best selves.


So TODAY or on Giving Tuesday 2021, please join US in making a tax-deductible donation to St. Christopher’s securely via PayPal, linked here. WE hope you will also consider forwarding this email to your circle of family, friends and colleagues, and adding St. Christopher’s to your charitable giving list. To learn more about our work, please contact Dennis da Costa at Thank you.


With gratitude, 

The St. Christopher’s Team


Three Unique Campuses

Dobbs Ferry

Our main campus is set on 14 open acres of property with picturesque views of the magnificent Hudson River. Located in the heart of Westchester County, the campus is just 20 miles north of New York City and is easily accessible by public transportation. There are approximately 74 male and female residents with behavioral and emotional challenges.

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Jennie Clarkson

Home to our Animal Assisted Therapy Program, our Jennie Clarkson campus is nestled on 35-acres of secluded, wooded property at Route 22 and Old Orchard Street. The tranquil campus serves as home to approximately 54 youngsters with cognitive and developmental challenges such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar and Depressive Disorders, and an IQ Range of 60-120

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New Windsor

The New Windsor campus is located on 22-acres in Orange County, about one hour’s drive from the Agency’s main office. In the summer of 2016, the program objectives were refocused and the campus became a single gender program serving up to 36 girls. This program is designed to help young women ages 12-21 develop the strengths and coping skills they need to reduce the trauma they have experienced and pursue interests with less gender stereotyping.

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