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Catholic Social Services’ 2022 Archbishop’s Benefit for Children

Motivated by our Catholic faith, Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) has been entrusted to provide children in the Greater Philadelphia region with the resources they need to learn and grow in a nurturing environment. Gifts made to the Archbishop’s Benefit for Children, an initiative of the Catholic Charities Appeal, support the daily operations and special projects of over a dozen CSS programs that provide help and create hope for thousands of children and youth each year, including children of veteran households and immigrant families. In addition, CSS offers a full range of support services for pregnant mothers and their newborn children.

Beneficiary Programs

Your support makes a difference

Gifts made to the Archbishop’s Benefit for Children help fund and support vital programs operated by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that enable children to develop and thrive, and that strengthen families so that their children receive the loving support necessary for them to realize brighter futures!



Children Helped Last Year


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Dollars Raised in 2021


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From CatholicPhilly

Archdiocesan summer camp gives kids ‘a bit of heaven on earth’

The messy fun of Camp Rainbow shines in the smiles of kids from St. Edmond’s Home for Children, part of Catholic Social Services’ continuum of care for persons with disabilities.

Little learners claim diplomas, with eye to kindergarten

More than 50 graduates of the archdiocesan Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in North Philadelphia turned their tassels June 24, to the cheers of teachers, staff and family.

Little learners cool off after long school year

Kids at the archdiocesan Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy celebrated the end of the term with shaved ice, beating the heat and savoring the moment amid challenging times.

From the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Secretariat for Catholic Human Services Releases 2022 Annual Report

The report highlights a tremendously positive impact on the lives of over 600,000 people in need throughout the five-county region.

Casa Del Carmen Preschool Academy Honors Class Of 2022 With Drive-Through Graduation Celebration

Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy will mark the end of the 2021-2022 academic year by honoring 56 preschool graduates and their families with a special drive-through graduation celebration.

Catholic Social Services Recognized As “Service Provider Of The Year” By Real Alternatives For The 10th Consecutive Year

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) has been named as Pennsylvania’s “Service Provider of the Year” by Real Alternatives, the non-profit, charitable organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that administers the Pennsylvania Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Program.