Project REACH, which is an acronym for Resources for Educational Advancement of Children, is one of the biggest programs for Catholic Social Services during the year.

Project REACH provides new backpacks and school supplies to families with school age children who cannot afford to buy them. Project REACH also provides educational resources for children from low income families.

Seventeen volunteers contributed 170 hours for 2012 REACH.  In 2012, we served 437 children from 194 families. We hope to top that this year and with your help, we will.

Clients can begin making appointments on July 15.

We will begin interviewing clients and distributing school supplies
on Monday July 22nd.


Feinstein Challenge


It’s Feinstein time again! For 15 years, philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein have divided $1 million among hunger fighting agencies nationwide. Each year, these funds help agencies raise money during March and April.

The Feinstein money is divided proportionately in full among the agencies receiving donations toward this challenge.

Donors who contribute during these two months will be tracked separately to report back to the Feinstein Challenge.

Moreover, we can count cans of food at a cost of $1 per item.

Catholic Social Services of Baldwin County has participated in this challenge for the past 13 years or so. We use the funds to buy foods that are in short supply for the food pantry.

Please support this effort with your monetary and food donations.