We need your support, now more than ever...

…so we can continue helping our youth rediscover their best selves and create futures full of possibility.  

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to cancel our 2020 fundraisers, while at the same time, our expenses have been increasing for vital, life-saving services and supplies–from deep cleaning and personal protective equipment (PPEs) for our heroic frontline staff–to technology to keep our youth learning and remote staff working. So please make a donation today in one or more of the secure ways that follow–and encourage family, friends and colleagues to consider helping us as well. To explore additional ways to help empower the young women and men in our care evolve boldly, and/or to help keep our frontline team safe, please contact Dennis da Costa at ddacosta@sc1881.org or 914-357-6182.

We are confident that, working together, we will get through this and emerge even stronger.  


Donating by Check

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

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


Donating via PayPal

To donate securely via PayPal, please click this link:

Donating via Network for Good

To donate securely by credit card, please use our Network For Good platform by clicking this link:

AmazonSmile is another, simple way for you to support St. Christopher’s every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the exact same Amazon.com items and prices, but with the added benefit that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us. To shop at AmazonSmile and have your purchase benefit St. Christopher’s, please click this link:


We’ve also created a “Charity List” with items we need that you can use to shop for us directly. You may access our list via this link:


Please share both links with family, friends and colleagues, and thank you for making us your AmazonSmile charity!  


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