19th Annual

 

Celebration  of  Ministry Valentine Banquet

The 2013 banquet was held on Sunday,  February 17, 2013 at 4:30pm at the Foley Civic Center. The banquet was dedicated to all our honorees  who continue to minister as authentic witnesses of our Lord, Jesus Christ

2013 Honorees

David Legier………………………….….……..………….……………Archangel Radio

Kirk Miller……………………..   ….Catholic Social Services of Baldwin County

Leroy Weeks……………………………………..Chapel of Our Lady of Bon Secour

Melissa Schmidt…………………………………………………Christ the King Parish

Lisa Grimm….……………………………………………..……Christ the King School

Judie Flanigan…………………………………………………..….……..Mary’s Shelter

 Jan Shadis……..…………………..……. ………………..………….St. Agatha Parish

Mary Ann Schaff…………………………..…………….…..St. Bartholomew Parish

Jeanne Franz and Jill Rivera…..………………………….….St. Benedict School

Johnnie Hollis, Jr…………………………..…………….St. John Parish, Bromley

Margie Eslava Leon……….………………….……….St. John the Baptist Parish

Margaret Nelson and Robert Nelson………………….….St. Lawrence Parish

Paul Lipe………………………………………..…St. Margaret of Scotland Parish

Dr. Isabel Villarreal-Reiss and Terence Reiss ………….St. Maurice Parish

JoAnne Francis Kinsey…………..St. Patrick Parish and St. Patrick School

John Shaw………………………….……………….St. Thomas by-the-Sea Parish

Eric Allen……………………………………..…………….Shrine of the Holy Cross

Ana Luther……………………….…………TO BE Options for Pregnant Women

Christmas Sharing a Success

February 5, 2013

Christmas Sharing was a humbling experience for me as I watched what seemed like thousands of gifts pour in to our office during December. Hundreds of children had something special under the tree this Christmas because of the generosity of donors in our community. And the distribution process at the Christmas Building went blessedly smoothly due to the coordinated efforts of Peggy and our volunteers, spearheaded in a special way by Gerry Fischlein.

~Colleen McNorton, Director

 

Christmas brought a record number of requests for toys for children. With the donations made to this office, we were able to provide these families with age-appropriate gifts. A big thank you to one of our volunteers who coordinated with To Be-Options for Pregnancy in Fairhope to provide a wonderful Christmas for a very sick baby boy who is sleeping in a new crib this year. His guardian also sleeps much better knowing he is safe there. Also a big thanks to another one of our volunteers who took on a special family of teenage girls, one whom has a lifetime disease. The kindness shown to this family made the grandmother speechless as the family picked up their items. Several single fathers of young and teenage children and a single father that had served a year overseas and is now struggling to provide for his two young children were helped this Christmas. All these instances wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our donors.

Thirty-five volunteers gave up 602.25 hours for Christmas Sharing.  Thank You, Volunteers!

Christmas Sharing 2012

October 11, 2012

If you want to apply for Christmas gifts for your children–

We will begin scheduling appointments for Christmas Sharing Registration on OCTOBER 22.

  • Each child will receive 3 brand new gifts
  • Families registered on or before November 15 will receive a frozen turkey and a food box

Appointments will be scheduled for the following dates–BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Monday through Thursday,
9-11:30am and 1-3pm

October 29, 30, 31, November 1
November 5, 6, 7, 8
November 12, 13, 14, 15

Late Registration will be held November 26, 27, 28, 29. After November 29, you must make an appointment with your Casemanager.

 

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH CHRISTMAS SHARING

Catholic Social Services welcomes donations of gifts for the Christmas Sharing Program and volunteer help in packing and distributing gifts–

  • Gifts due to Catholic Social Services on December 3
  • Gift bags will be packed beginning on December 5
  • Food boxes will be packed on December 8 (Saturday Morning)

Gift Distribution–

  • Loxley — Wednesday, December 12
  • Robertsdale — Thursday, December 13
  • Other — Friday, December 14
  • Late — Monday, December 17

Regular registrants receive a frozen turkey and a food box. Lates do not. All children receive 3 brand-new gifts each.

Catholic Social Service Offices will be closed December 24, 25 and 26.

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