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Catholic Social Services’ 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


Presents Given at the Christmas Party


Dollars Raised in 2021


Families Supported by ABC


Sponsor of the Archbishops Christmas Party for Children


From CatholicPhilly

68th Annual Archbishop’s Benefit for Children Christmas Party

Catholic Social Services hosted its 68th annual Archbishop’s Benefit for Children Christmas Party Dec. 20 for more than 500 children and youth.

Cardinal O’Hara Students Give Local Children Gifts and Prayers This Christmas

Some 546 children are receiving gifts and prayers from students, families, and faculty members of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Delaware County.

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.

From the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Catholic Social Services to Celebrate National Recovery Month with Fourth Annual Mercy Hospice Recovery Walk

Mercy Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is celebrating National Recovery Month by hosting the Fourth Annual Mercy Hospice Recovery Walk.

Catholic Social Services’ to Host End of Summer Celebration for Participants of Workready Program

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) will mark the end of the summer by hosting a celebration for its WorkReady Program participants.