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.

ST. CHRISTOPHER – Our Inspiration
St. Christopher was noted for helping others. A huge man, he frequently assisted pilgrims cross the dangerous rapids in a river. Once, a small child sought help in crossing. St. Christopher gently placed the tiny person on his broad shoulders to cross to the other side. As he moved through the torrent, the child became heavier with each step. The child was the heaviest burden St. Christopher ever carried, but one that transformed his life. That child was Jesus.

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

Our Story In Brief (three minutes)

For a more in depth version (7 minutes), click here.


Meet Some of Our Board Members

Ellis_M._O'TuelEllis 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-RosolDr. 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.


St. Christopher’s Children News and Updates

Here are some snippets from our blog. Click here for the full stories, photos, videos, and more!

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