Moms-to-be get a budget bump at Casa del Carmen baby shower
Some 120 pregnant women and their families gathered for baby goods and information at a Northeast Philadelphia parish. Typically held quarterly at Casa's location, the July 14 event was the first at a parish.
Little learners, big goals at Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy
The school graduated its largest class ever in a June 22 ceremony at Holy Innocents Parish. The top-rated learning center provides culturally responsive education that prepares kids for kindergarten.
Little learners, big accomplishments at Catholic Social Services preschool
More than 50 students received their diplomas from the Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in a June 22 ceremony at Holy Innocents Parish. The top-rated learning center provides culturally responsive education that prepares kids for kindergarten.
Cute, yes, but little ones gain serious skills at Casa del Carmen
Parents of the 5-year-olds who graduated from the Catholic Social Service agency's preschool June 20 know their kids are better prepared academically and socially, with more confidence, thanks to the program.
St. Edmond’s marks 100 years of offering special care
The home began in West Philadelphia in 1916 to care for child victims of polio. Today the facility continues that mission for young people in fragile health who, through the staff and dedicated volunteers, receive 24/7 care.
Children enjoy festivities at Archbishop’s Christmas Party
Approximately 500 children were treated to Polar Express-themed entertainment during the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit on Dec. 17 at the Sheraton Hotel. More than $300,000 was raised to support archdiocesan outreach programs throughout the year.
What a party — kids have fun at Christmas benefit
The Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children hosted scores of children served by Catholic Social Services' Out of School Time programs in the archdiocese Dec. 18 in Philadelphia.
Archbishop’s Christmas party brings joy to 400 needy children
About 400 children served by Catholic Social Services throughout the year -- representing thousands more throughout southeastern Pennsylvania -- enjoyed themselves at the 57th annual Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children Dec. 19 at the Sheraton hotel in Philadelphia.
Annual Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit treats 400 needy children to fun party
“I’m never ready for Christmas until I do this,” said Douglas Dunn, who has played Santa Claus for the past 17 years at the Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children Dec. 18. “For me, it is just to see the joy and happiness of the children. I try to visit every child in the room.” That’s a tall order, considering there were 400 children at the party representing the 16,000 children who benefit during the year from residential and community-based programs offered by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services.
56th annual Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children
More than 400 young people who receive services from one of a dozen programs within Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered for the 56th annual Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children Dec. 18 at the Sheraton Center city Hotel in Philadelphia.