Sister of Saint Joseph of Chambery

Ways of Giving

Ways of Giving

Have you ever wanted to be a part of something larger, part of God's vision and dream, which takes in the whole world? It's a rewarding experience!

You can become partners in our mission or to support our Sisters in retirement with a financial gift or by remembering us in your will or with other bequests.

Here are ways you can support us:

General donations: annually, bi-annually, monthly

Matching gifts: Ask your employer about whether they match charitable donations. You could double your gift!

Donate by mail

To make your donation by mail, follow the process on this form.

If you don’t want to download the contribution form, simply send your gift by check to:
Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry
Mission Advancement Office
650 Willard Ave., Newington, CT 06111

Donate online

Check back soon for our online donation page.

Legacy giving Download this brochure for details

Leave a Legacy of Love

Please consider remembering us:

  • in your will
  • in your life insurance
  • by giving a gift of real estate upon your passing
  • by signing over U.S. Savings Bonds
  • by transferring stocks or annuities
  • or by giving a gift from your donor-advised fund, charitable trust, or retirement benefits.

Your legacy will support our Sisters in retirement or help us maintain our mission work.

Special appeals or projects Check back from time to time to see if we have a special appeal or project such as our porch renovation project.

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All Souls and Christmas appeals

Every year, the Sisters of St. Joseph mail out two appeals.

  • All Souls Day and All Saints Day on Nov. 1 and 2. We ask you to give us names of your living and deceased loved ones so we can pray for them at a special Mass. We send out this appeal in October.
  • Christmastime We ask for your support during our annual, Christmas appeal.

If you want to give to us at those times, and you don’t receive an appeal in the mail, please contact us. We send out this appeal in mid-late November.

Suggested donations

  • Enrollment cards

Enrollment cards to mail to your relatives and friends are available for all occasions. The cards tell them they have been enrolled in the CSJ Prayer Ministry and that they will be remembered by our Sisters in Masses and prayers.

  • Novena cards.

Before Christmas, you can order Novena cards to send to your relatives and friends. The cards will let them know they will be remembered in a special Novena at Masses in the Sedgwick Cedars chapel from December 16-24.

  • Cards in memory or in honor of a loved one

Make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one; give a wedding anniversary or other special occasion gift of prayer. We will send that loved one a card from you.

  • Birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding cards

On your birthday, suggest to family and friends that they celebrate your age by donating the dollar amount that equals your age. We will send them a thank-you and send you a birthday card! You can also send others a birthday greeting with one of our cards, as well as other occasions such as anniversaries, graduations, weddings, etc.

The front of each card depicts one of several stained glass windows in our Sedgwick Cedars chapel. Each card carries a verse on the inside suitable for the occasion you need, space for adding your own personal message.

To order enrollment, novena, and our other special occasion cards, please contact our Mission Advancement office at (959) 200-4086 x 223 or

Let us know the type of occasion and the name and address of the person to whom to send the card.


For details on ways of giving or for more information on ways to support our mission, ministries and Sisters in retirement, please contact:

Suzan Bibisi
Director, Office of Mission Advancement
650 Willard Ave
Newington, CT 06111
(959) 200-4086 x223

Suzan Bibisi is the former executive director of Tabor House, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph that closed after more than 25 years offering housing and social services to homeless men with HIV/AIDS. Suzan succeeded Sr. Barbara Mullen as director of Mission Advancement. Sr. Barbara currently serves on the CSJ Leadership Team. Mission Advancement combines aspects of communications and development as it seeks to raise support for our mission, ministries and Sisters’ retirement.

Thank you for whatever way you may choose to make a gift.

As a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, your donation to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery corporation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your financial advisor if you have any questions about a tax-deductible gift.