Whatsoever you do for the least of mine, so you do unto me. Matthew 25:45
Two Mount Saint John Projects Close to Meeting Goals
Published 01/13/2011 12:00 AM
Updated 01/13/2011 10:47 AM
Mount Saint John's fundraising focus is to secure the final $9,130 needed to complete two renovation projects at the residential treatment facility for boys. Mount Saint John Executive Director Doug DeCerbo is seen here speaking with students (from left) Bryan G. and Ja'Quan S. in one of the organization's newly renovated classrooms, made possible by donor support. Photo courtesy of Mount Saint John
Press release from the Mount Saint John school
Mount Saint John's immediate fundraising goal is to raise enough money to complete two projects-first, to renovate every classroom in the school, and second, to open a second transitional living program. With corporate gifts and foundation grants received providing more than half of the funds needed, Mount Saint John, a residential treatment facility for young men, is now just $9,130 away from reaching its goal and completing both projects. The organization needs donations from the community to complete restorations on all 15 classrooms, which were last renovated 21 years ago, and to finish renovations for a second transitional living program. The transitional program prepares young men to live independently in the community. In addition to completing these two projects, individual donations will enable all Mount Saint John young men, present and future, to learn the skills they need to build a better life and achieve success. Originally established in 1907 as an orphanage for boys, Mount Saint John is today a residential treatment facility in Deep River helping boys and young men between the ages of 13 and 18 and their family members who are in tough and at-risk situations. For additional information about Mount Saint John or to make a donation, visit www.mtstjohn.org.