The St. Christopher’s Inn planned giving program is an exceptional opportunity for caring friends to help us advance our reach in perpetuity. Such gifts ensure that our organization will continue to transform the lives of men who are counting on us for a place to stay while they work to reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction.
There are Three Ways to Invest in the future of St. Christopher’s Inn through Planned Giving:
Gifts That Provide You Income
Charitable Remainder Trust, and Charitable Remainder Unitrust allow you receive income and claim a current tax deduction.
Gifts With Retained Use
A Life Estate Agreement, Bequests, and Outright Gifts allow you to donate your assets immediately for use by St. Christopher’s Inn.
If you are interested in how you can help St. Christopher’s Inn through one of these opportunities, please contact Christine Madera, Annual Giving Coordinator, CMadera@AtonementFriars.org 845-424-2142.
“I reached a low point in my life, and real change was absolutely necessary. With the help of God, the Friars and the knowledgeable staff here on the Holy Mountain, I found it from within myself. But not until I was willing to be open and honest with myself. I am an alcoholic, and no human power can relieve me of my alcoholism. I was reminded that by God’s grace I can strengthen my faith by prayer. I pray for honesty, love, wisdom and many good things, unselfishly. Here at St. Christopher’s Inn, I was provided with the tools to pick up the pieces of my life, and begin again.”
—A Brother Christopher
The nurses are the best part of my day.
The admission process was as fast and painless as it could be.
The medical staff is excellent, they treated me with love and care.
Overall the program and facility at St. Christopher’s Inn is the best, bar none.
Family program is PERFECT please don’t change a thing.
I took part in the GED program and was quite satisfied. I haven’t taken the test yet, but I have very high hopes of passing.
Gained immense knowledge from lectures and treatment plan.
It is very spiritual and I needed the experience.
The care and concern by my counselor and supporting staff shows the love that I didn’t know existed.
Staff is unbelievable, saved my life.
The goals I have reached and the new ones I’ve developed while being here are something of a life changer for me in my future.
I was pleasantly surprised by the existence of the Coffee House. Music is a central and meditative part of my life. The ability to perform for my new brothers here and the staff was unexpected and made this an incredible journey.
I would have nothing if it wasn’t for SCI.
Great people, caring and responsive.
I would like to tell you how thankful I am to you for having this family program available. I want to say thank you for giving me exactly what I needed.
The experience of being here and becoming a member of the Brothers Christopher fraternity has changed my life. Being in the Friars house was a blessing. Their generosity gave me knowledge I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Thank you for the privilege I was given to stay here in your house. God bless you all. I will always keep a piece of St. Christopher’s Inn in my heart.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hot meals, warm bed and unconditional love you so easily gave to me. I know if it were not for you, I would truly still be a lost soul.
The road to recovery is called Franciscan Way, and the door to happiness lies within the walls of St. Christopher’s Inn.
I never thought someone could care for a drug addict like me. You have shown me that I am worth something. May God bless you a million times.
Thank you for welcoming me in to your home, and granting me a scholarship for treatment. There’s not enough “thank-yous” I could say, so I’m going to show you by staying clean and living a peaceful sober life.
I want to thank you for everything—from my stay here to working in the Thrift Shop. I am so grateful for St. Christopher’s Inn and every staff member that represents this fantastic organization.
I was amazed by the unbelievable generosity of everyone at our Christmas party. A nice scarf and a collared shirt—I have been through hundreds in my life but I have never cared for any of them as I do for these. Thank you for giving me the best Christmas in many, many years.
I love this place. They have given me a place to sleep, food in my stomach, clothes on my back, and a chance at a first-class life. Recovery is here . . . all you have to do is want it!
Today, I am a sober man. I live an honest and simple life. I’m a reliable, employable productive member of society. I have dignity and self-worth and even self-love. All of these things are a direct result of the care and guidance given to me by the Friars and the staff at St. Christopher’s Inn. Some people call it a homeless shelter. I call it home.