The burdens endured by many children in our community are difficult to comprehend. These “shadow children,” unseen until a crisis occurs, are St. Christopher’s Children. A community-based, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, St. Christopher’s Children purchases basic clothing for children in critical need and refers them to medical professionals when no one else is there.
Together, We Will Make a Difference
“We will help as many of these children as possible toward a better tomorrow. Your contribution will make a difference. Please be there for these shadow children of Georgetown County.”
– Robert Pelletier, Founder, St. Christopher’s Children
New Supporting Organization
G.A.L.S. (Giving A Little Something back to the community) was founded in 2012 by Debra Guglielmi, owner of Litchfield Wine & Liquor; Susan Bradey, owner of Classic Image Salon; and Maria Delaney, a local artist and photographer, to provide financial support for local nonprofit charitable organizations. Their most recent fund raiser, A Holiday Extravaganza, held on November 29th in the TARA Ballroom at Litchfield by the Sea, raised $1300 for St. Christopher’s Children.
Our Story In Brief (three minutes)
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Meet Our Board of Directors
Ellis M. O’Tuel
Mr. O’Tuel, who has been an independent financial advisor since October 2010, is Vice President of the Main Street Group, which has a branch in the Mingo complex in Litchfield. He previously was affiliated with Edward Jones. He currently serves as Club Secretary for the Pawleys Island Rotary Club, and as Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 360 in Pawleys Island.
He and his family—wife Jan and two 15-year-old boys, Jacob and Michael—have lived in Pawleys Island since June 2011, and currently reside in Litchfield Country Club. Mr. O’Tuel and his family are active members of Georgetown Presbyterian Church, and he is an ordained Elder in the PCUSA. His wife is the current missions chair for the Presbyterian Women at GPC.
Dr. Martin Rosol
Dr. Martin Rosol, who has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and a Masters Degree in Orthodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, is a retired orthodontist who examines children who have been referred to St. Christophers Children for orthodontic care. Dr. Rosol moved from Connecticut to Pawleys Island in 2006. A Eucharistic Minister with the Precious Blood of Christ Church, Dr. Rosol formerly chaired an annual food drive for needy families in the area. He currently helps to run the weekly Saturday breakfast at Father Pat’s kitchen.
He is married to Jeanne, with whom he shares four children and seven grandchildren.
Information on our other board members coming soon!
Here are some snippets from our blog. Click here for the full stories, photos, videos, and more!
Photos of the New Store
Check it out—here are some sneak peeks of the new resale store St. Christopher’s Children is opening in Pawleys Island in the Applewood Pancake House building: St. Christopher’s Children Upscale Resale.
Check Out this Exciting Cooperative Fundraiser!
Please see below for information on an exciting cooperative fundraiser for St. Christopher’s Children by Classic Image Salon and Social Garden (click on image to enlarge): Let’s show our appreciation of their generosity by taking advantage of their sale! Happy Thanksgiving!
Save the Date for Our 4th Annual Gala!
February 8, 2014, is going to be a very special day! That’s when we’re holding our 4th Annual Gala to benefit the children of Georgetown County, beginning at 5:30 p.m. What can you expect? Well, here’s a hint: The Tony Torre Orchestra!