How can I help?
There are many ways to contribute to the mission of Enders Island and its programs of spiritual renewal, recovery and sacred arts. From monthly giving, donations and gifts, to becoming part of a membership society, participating in events, or volunteering your time, we have many opportunities for you to help. We also welcome your own ideas.
To Get Started, or If You Have Questions:
May God bless you and your loved ones,
Father Thomas F.X. Hoar, SSE
P.S. If you want to support us — or help again —
you can donate online right now or send a check made out to
"St. Edmund’s Retreat, Inc." to:
1 Enders Island
PO Box 399
Mystic, CT 06355
Recurring gifts ensure stable funding for our day-today operations. Gifts can be made for any period—monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually—in any amount. You can also support our Collegiate Recovery Community by becoming an Enders83 donor, where every dollar of your monthly gift will support a young man in recovery.
Our distinctive Eddies annual membership society is a group of special friends of the Island who provide sustaining support for our programs and beautiful grounds. Members are invited to two exclusive social events each year.
Enjoy the famous hospitality of Enders Island while contributing to our Mission by participating in one or more of our Special Events!
Naming Enders Island a beneficiary in your will, trust or estate may provide significant tax benefits for you while supporting our Mission and ministries. Contact us about how you can become a member of the Alys Enders Legacy Society by making a planned gift to Enders Island.
Purchase a share in our Seawall to fund the much-needed restoration of the stone wall that Alys Enders had constructed after the 1938 Hurricane. Time and mother nature have since taken a toll on the seawall, exposing Enders Island to the wrath and whims of the Atlantic Ocean. The seawall and operation of Enders Island is in imminent threat of damage or failure, putting our Mission and ministries at risk and endangering the property and improvements of historic Mystic.
Contributing gifts of stock may provide tax benefits for you, while supporting our Mission and ministries. Please contact us for the information your broker will need to transfer shares into one of our accounts.
Your donations can double or even triple in value if you qualify for a matching gift program through your employer. Check with your company to see if it has such a program.
Other Ways to Give
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Dave’s Wish List
Our Facilities Director, Dave Santos, keeps a running list of items needed to help us maintain the beauty of our buildings, grounds and gardens. Please call or email Dave if you have tools, equipment or other items to donate that might be of help.
Other Gifts of Property or Services in Kind
Please call Deb Neuman in our Development Office at 860-536-0565 to discuss donations of furniture, office equipment, other items or professional services that could be useful for our operations.
There are many ways to contribute your talents, from making jams and jellies in our kitchen, to helping with special events, tutoring a young man in recovery, and many more. Contact Barbara Heine, our volunteer coordinator.