CELEBRATE THE HUMAN-ANIMAL-NATURE BOND AT ST. CHRISTOPHER’S FREE FALL FESTIVAL 10/2!

At St. Christopher’s Jennie Clarkson Campus in North Castle, our animal and nature-based programs are having a very positive impact on the development, health and well-being of the youth with special needs in our care. And on Saturday, October 2, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., you are invited to experience the wonder of the human-animal-nature bond for yourself at St. Christopher’s FREE Fall Festival! This day of fun and inspiration will feature: farm tours; nature trail walks; serenity sessions; birds of prey and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation talks; our 140th birthday party and more. Our rain date is Sunday, October 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a family event open to all ages so be sure to reserve your free tickets today and view our admission requirements at (and share the link to) our Eventbrite Page — https://stchrisfreefallfest.eventbrite.com ; walk-ins and voluntary donations to support our wildlife programs are also welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Dennis da Costa at ddacosta@sc1881.org. Here’s to a fun festival and hope to see you there!

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR GOLFERS, SPONSORS, COCKTAIL RECEPTION GUESTS & DONORS

TO MAKE A LASTING IMPACT

BE PART OF OUR MOVEMENT TO CREATE A THERAPEUTIC & HEALING ARTS CENTER FOR YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS!
Dear Friend: On October 12, St. Christopher’s will celebrate a milestone birthday—our 140th—and we’d love for you to be part of it by joining us as a GOLFER, SPONSOR, COCKTAIL RECEPTION GUEST OR DONOR at St. Christopher’s 2021 Golf Classic at Leewood Golf Club in Eastchester, New York. At this event, you’ll not only enjoy a day of fun and fellowship but also help us raise funds to create a Therapeutic & Healing Arts Center at our Dobbs Ferry Campus. Learn more about the many ways to sponsor and participate at our Event Page. And if you have any questions, or can donate a unique item to our auctions, please contact Dennis da Costa at ddacosta@sc1881.org or 914-357-6182Thank you in advance for your generosity and help in improving the life trajectory of our youth!
With gratitude, Dr. Donald Antonecchia, CEO, 

Donating by Check

To donate by check, please make your check payable to St. Christopher’s, Inc., and mail to:  

Advancement Team
St. Christopher’s, Inc.
71 S. Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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Your donations will help us keep our residents, staff and their families safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and help support many of our key initiatives, including:

Campus Revitalization

St. Christopher’s is committed to providing the most comfortable, safe, structured and welcoming environment for all residents in an uplifting home away from home. Through our Cottage Renovation Initiative, we are creating a positive environment that is vital to  help our youth reach their full potential in becoming well-rounded, happy and productive members of society…and future leaders, as well. 

The Human-Animal Bond

St. Christopher’s harnesses the power of the human-animal bond through it Animal-Assisted Interventions program at all three campuses, including Jennie’s Farm at our Jennie Clarkson Campus. This wonderful interaction between our youth and animals ranging from dogs and horses, to donkeys, goats and chicken helps bring out their caring and nurturing side, teaches them responsibility, and demonstrates the power of unconditional love. 

GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

GEMS comprises group and individualized coaching and support, facilitated by female mental health professionals, that fosters:

  • Loving who I am
  • Relationship building
  • Empowerment
  • Education