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Welcome to the 2015 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.

For a child, a new school year is a clean slate: a new teacher, the latest textbooks, and a fresh start. It’s our responsibility, as the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, to ensure that each child is afforded the opportunity to have his or her best year yet. The Out of School Time (OST) Programs of Catholic Social Services (CSS) have proven to be a valuable resource in offering students the resources they need to reach their full potential.

To many parents, OST Programs are crucial, with 90 percent citing that these programs enabled them to obtain and keep employment to help provide for their families. There are still many families who need your help. Your contribution can give students the opportunity to attend OST Programs, providing them with engaging educational opportunities outside of the regular school day.

Click here for exciting back-to-school sponsorship opportunities.


For the second year in a row, The Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children partnered with the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon as one of their charity partners. To join Team ACBC or donate, please visit http://marathon.archbishopschristmasbenefit.org.

Click here for images of the team and supporters from 2014.

For more information on the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon Race​ visit philadelphiamarathon.com

The Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children Party Entertainment
Catholic Community Choir is a children's theatre organization that began in 2007. CCC actively serves over two hundred children in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia uniting music, the arts and our faith onto the stage.