Ways of Giving

St. Mary’s is the leader for children with developmental disabilities in Louisiana .With open arms we take children and adults with the most severe challenges and meet their needs with profound love. If not St. Mary’s, where would families go for help?

Three year old Ramez  came to St. Mary’s unable to vocalize any words. Simple words like, “mom” and “dad.” Words that so many parents take for granted. Our ABA Learning Center worked one-on-one for several years with Ramez and now he can pronounce ten words. With ten words, we have opened a world of opportunity for him and his family.

Over the years hundreds of children and their families have found a haven of love here, but so many are still in need of our care and your generosity. Join us in supporting our mission at St. Mary’s. Help us build on our conviction that all children deserve love, happiness, and dignity.  Please prayerfully consider making a gift today.

Do you prefer to donate by mail?

Gifts of cash or check are certainly the easiest and most popular. Here is a printer-friendly donation form. Or simply mail a check to us at: 
St. Mary’s Residential Training School
P.O. Drawer 7768
Alexandria, LA 71306

Want to phone in a donation?

Please call us at (318) 445-6443 ext 2144. We’re open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.  If you catch us when we’re closed, just leave a message and we’ll call you back.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Honor the memory of a loved one by making a gift in his or her name. St. Mary’s will send a special memorial card to the family or person being memorialized. And their name will be placed into our historical “Book of Remembrance.” Make your gift online or by sending a check to St. Mary’s at P.O. Drawer 7768, Alexandria, LA 71306 with name of the person would like to acknowledge and the address to which you would like the card to be sent.

Gifts In Kind

St. Mary’s gladly welcomes donations such as computers, office furniture, landscape material, athletic equipment, art work, and many other items. The development office will be happy to help you ascertain gift acceptability. *Gift value is determined by the donor through appraisal or a record of purchase

Life Insurance Gifts

A gift of life insurance provides a very impactful gift. These are some of the most generous gifts that can be made to truly honor your legacy and make a long-lasting legacy at St. Mary’s.  You receive a charitable deduction for the amount of premiums paid each year.

This material is provided to serve as a guide to some of the many ways in which a donor can invest in the future of St. Mary’s.

*The information contained herein is not intended as legal, professional or tax advice. Please consult your attorney, accountant or tax adviser to find out what options are most appropriate for your personal, financial and estate planning.

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