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It is difficult to grasp the essential truth that there are kids in our community for whom basic clothing (shorts, pants, socks, underwear, etc.) is almost a luxury. The average cost to clothe a child with basic needs is $150.
Although we never directly interact with the kids we help, we are kept aware of the heartbreaking situations some kids are in. Fortunately, we are blessed to hear heartwarming stories from guidance counselors, nurses and other referring partners of instances where we made a difference when no one else was there.
St. Christopher’s Children has made major progress in meeting the clothing needs of kids in crisis. Another challenge is to help kids who are struggling in school because they cannot get medical care. St. Christopher’s steps in to refer children needing dental, orthodontic, vision and other medical care to appropriate medical professionals. We are blessed to have available to us doctors and dentists who have donated more than $500,000 in services since our formation in December, 2007.
No One Else is There because:
– South Carolina Medicaid does not provide Orthodontic Treatment for these children
– Parents/caretakers are unable to provide for the needy children
– Parents/caretakers have exhausted all other avenues of assistance.
As of January 2023, STCC has helped 300 children, with 16 plus waiting. It’s too early to know the specifics of how these stories will end but we are confident we are helping these kids get healthier and gain increased self esteem – important determinants of how well they will do as students. We currently have five kids with critical needs awaiting funding for the orthodontic care.
Our orthodontic results surveys produced measurable results for this critical care program.
The Top 5 Student Responses:
Smile More, Better oral health, participate more in class, more confident, able to eat better.
Students are more productive academically and living healthier lifestyles. Students are happier and more social with a reduction in times they visit the nurses station. Students are more confident in themselves
Top reasons why students want braces:
To pronounce words better, not to be embarrassed to open my mouth, have a better smile, to feel more confident in myself, to stop spitting when I speak, to stop being bullied because of my teeth, crooked teeth, to stop biting myself when I chew, and teeth are causing pain.
“I smile more”
“I can eat better”
“I feel like people don’t stare at my teeth anymore”
St. Christopher's Resale Store
Since 2014, St. Christopher’s Children has operated a resale store run by our Store Manager and staffed by volunteers to support our fundraising efforts on behalf of children in need throughout Georgetown County.
On April 1, 2021, seven years after opening our Resale Store we moved to a new location to improve our visibility in the community and gain access to a bigger demographic.”Here is to NEW BEGINNINGS!” Everything in our store has been donated by this wonderful community we serve. Your purchases and donations help support our mission of helping serve the disadvantaged children in Georgetown County.
You can find great bargains on dresses and gowns as well as blouses, slacks and designer purses. There are nice household items and a collection of jewelry for both ladies. Only the best is kept and offered for sale to our customers. And remember, no sales tax ever. We are a Tax Exempt South Carolina Charity.
Our Resale Shop features famous brand names known in fine apparel such as: Talbots, Chicos, Lands End, Armani, Appleseeds, EvanPicone, LL Bean, and Burberry. We also have some nice paintings, lamps, rugs comforters and other unusual items for your home or condominium.