STORIES

I had a teacher bring in a child today and their shoes had a strong odor, holes were worn in the toes, and no socks. Their pants were some I gave them yesterday because the ones the child wore to school yesterday had a hole in the seat. St. Christopher had given us some extra pants at the beginning of the year and the child wore a pair home and wore the same pair back today. The hole in the pants revealed another problem: no underwear. The child told me they had to share with a sibling. When I spoke with mom she said they did not have much and had just moved here, (Family Justice Dept) was helping them to find a safe place. St Christopher is already shopping what a blessing!

 

 

To make a very long story short: I absolutely love St. Christopher’s Children and the work that each and every person does to serve the students and families in our community. My job would not be filled with quite as many smiles and happy days if it was not for them. I have many stories I could share about how they help, but one in particular stands out in my mind because I still remember the look on the student’s face and how their entire world changed just because of some new clothes. I had a student who always wore clothes that were about 5 times too big and a lot of the time wore the same things sometimes several days in a row. They also had a lot of self-esteem issues that caused very poor bladder control. I spoke with student’s mom and was able to order clothes through St. Christopher’s Children. I could cry just writing this… The day the clothes came in, the student came to my office and tried them all on, and everything fit perfectly. Their face lit up, and immediately began standing up straight and holding their head up. The student said they had never had this many clothes before. After the student was finished I let them try on brand new shoes. They fit too, and the student told me they had never had a new pair of shoes before. The student put back on their normal clothes and shoes and sat at my desk, head down and said “Nursery, I love all these clothes but my momma says I have to get clothes that are big so I can wear them for a long time.” I was almost speechless and in tears. I replied “baby, you don’t have to worry about that, if you grow out of these clothes we can get you some more.” The student laughed and put on one of the new outfits to wear home. After this, the student visited my office often to model the new clothes. They began making new friends and no longer had bladder issues. The teachers told me that the student had made a complete turnaround in classroom performance and was likely to be on A-B honor roll by the end of that semester.

 

 

I recently reached out to St. Christopher’s for help for a mother of a child with developmental disabilities. She had just moved here and had not gotten insurance coverage yet. We needed to have an audiology exam for one of the children. Within less than 30 minutes of my email, I received a call from Dr. Rosol who had contacted an audiologist who would do the exam at no charge. Before the day was over, I spoke with the audiologist and the mother called for the appointment. She was so grateful, I cannot describe it in words. We received the results, and the child is able to undergo the necessary evaluations required for setting up the services needed. This would not have been possible without the swift response and assistance offered by St. Christopher’s. Again, another example of the many wonderful things St. CC is doing for the children.

 

 

St. Christopher's Resale

St. Christopher's Children has opened a resale store operated by two Co Sales Leaders and staffed by volunteers to support our fundraising efforts on behalf of children in need throughout Georgetown County.

 

Store volunteers are needed!

 

Store Location

St. Christopher's Resale is in the Applewood Restaurant Building

14361 Ocean Highway

Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 

Open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 2:00

 

 

Tax Exempt

St. Christopher's Children is a

non-denominational non-profit charitable South Carolina corporation registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization

 

DLN: 17053346011037

 

Contact

St. Christopher's Children, Inc.

14323 Ocean Hwy, Unit 4143

Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 

Phone (843) 235-8002

Fax (843) 235-0777

 

stchristopherschildren@outlook.com

 

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