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.