Everyone wishes for something. IL Ritiro Franciscan Retreat Center is no exception. We have several
ways in which you can assist us.
Donate your time:
Once a year we will host a Volunteer Day. This day helps us to manage trails, clean out brush and weed the grounds. Watch this website for more information.
Donate your treasure:
Sponsor a "Station of the Cross" in memory of a loved one.
A $50 donation would assist in the "flowering" of a shrine.
A $30 donation would sponsor someone who lacks the funds for a retreat day.
A help in managing our 90 acres would be to purchase a cyclone rake. At $1,525.50 this commercial pro rake would allow us to save time when mowing. In the fall, it would make raking leaves more efficient. Its vacuum capabilities would "clean-up" spaces for guests to enjoy nature even more.
Being sensitive to our elder guests, handicapped toilet seats or the cost of installing safety bars in bathrooms would be a welcomed gift.
Donate your talent:
Do you have a special skill? Are you a herbalist? Are you a retired brick layer, cement finisher or builder? Are you a chef or baker? From time to time we are in need of a "specialist" who can assist in repair or replacement projects. Our "piece days" are made for sharing talents with others. If you love to do work inside or out, give us a call and we may be able to provide you with an opportunity to share. 636-274-0554