Welcome to the 2016 Catholic Social Services'
Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children
The Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children is an annual fundraising initiative that raises critically needed funds for the continuing support of programs that benefit children suffering from neglect, poverty, and continued abuse. The Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children raises money for a variety of programs including after school care, summer academic camps and shelters for women and children. The money raised during this Christmas appeal will help kids all year long!
Your support makes a difference.
Felix fell in with the wrong crowd, got arrested, and was sent by juvenile court to “St. Gabe’s.” There he found caring support and renewed purpose, and he earned a scholarship to Kutztown University. Felix says, “Saint Gabriel’s Hall is the best thing that ever happened to me. The people there go out of their way to help you see your potential. I thought I was going to be a failure, but Saint Gabe’s changed all that.”
Harold has found his academic home at Casa del Carmen Academy. After being enrolled in the preschool program, Harold was diagnosed with a developmental disability that had previously gone undetected. Harold’s mother says, “I feel content because my son is doing so well, he is happy and loves to go to Casa every day. His teachers give him individual attention given his special needs.”
By supporting the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children, you can help others just like Felix and Harold. Your generosity can assist the children of homeless veterans and homeless women in recovery, provide children preschool education, and strengthen families through parenting education support programs.
You can make a difference by sponsoring a specific program or need:
- Supporting Children of Homeless Women in Recovery - $5,000
- Providing for Newborns and their Moms - $5,000
- Promoting Service and Career Opportunities - $2,500
- Impacting Student Achievement
- Elementary School Students - $1,500
- Middle School Students - $1,000
- High School Students - $500
- Providing Healthy Meal Options - $1,000
- Assisting Homeless Veterans with Children - $1,000
- Helping Immigrant Families - $500
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