Our Monastery is the oldest Orthodox Christian Monastery in America. Our summer camp reaches out to children in the surrounding area from all income brackets and in past the monastery has given scholarships to low-income children. Our kitchen is from 1969 and has not been updated since it was built. In order to stay up to code, we need to improve our kitchen with new cabinets, 2 sinks, new flooring and wall boards. The total cost will be $13,500. We do not necessariy expect to meet our goal to raise $10,000 but whatever money is donated will go directly to this project. To understand our monastery better, you can view our website at http://sttikhonsmonastery.org. Our finanacial statements are available on line at http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/files/Review-St-Tikhon.pdf. We have had a summer camp here for several decades and the staff (most of which work for free) deserve and need a better place to work and prepare the food in a safe environment. For anyone donating more than $50.00 they will receive a free CD from our 100th anniversary celebration, a beautiful Russian Orthodox a cappella choir of 100 voices (recorded live.) We thank you for any donations and ask God to reward your kindness. If you have any questions concerning this project or our monastery, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have been renovating the entire monastery for some time (our third world cinder block buildings) and are making the place beautiful through the support of people like you! Help us to rebuild our Monastery today!