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2019 Saints and Sinners Run

Catholic Social Services would like to express our gratitude to Knights of Columbus Council 12150, the runners and all those who assisted with the annual Saints and Sinners Run. The event was great success. Thank you to everyone and congratulations to the winners! The results of the race were as follows: For the 5k group […]

Shoe Station and Community Impact Shoe Donation

Scott Elmore with Shoe Station, donated two cases of gently used shoes to Ann Cooper, Vice President of Community Impact River Region United Way, who in turn, along with Joseph Menefee, Community Impact Strategist of River Region United Way, donated them to Catholic Social Services. Thank you to River Region United Way and Shoe Station […]

CACF awards CSS with $11,600 grant

The Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF), along with affiliates Autauga Area Community Foundation (AACF) and Elmore County Community Foundation (ECCF) on May 21, 2019, awarded $128,482.10 in grants to nonprofits that provide family, food, and medical programs in Autauga, Elmore, Macon, and Montgomery counties. Thanks to our Director, Deacon Raymond Gueret who applied for the […]

2019 Lebanese Dinner and Drawdown

August 3rd. Save the date for our Annual Fundraiser – the Lebanese Food Festival. There will be wonderful, traditional dinner cooked by the local Lebanese community, a fun drawdown with a grand prize of $5000, silent and live auctions, music and games. The ticket is $100 which includes a Dinner for 2 and a chance […]

St. Margaret’s Services for the Elderly receives grant

Last year, the St. Margaret’s Services (SMS) Elderly Outreach Program received a grant from a local organization for the physical well-being of the elderly and renovation of the SMS offices. Zumba sessions were provided for the seniors to have them get out, move, and meet other seniors. The grant allowed us to renovate our SMS […]

#LeeCountyStrong

Our CSS Montgomery Director, Deacon Raymond Gueret and John Wilson of CSS Mobile are active with the relief efforts for Lee County families affected by the Tornado. They and Jeff Clark, our Direct Aid Supervisor are working with the Lee County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and Long-term Recovery Teams to provide ongoing assistance […]

Angel Tree Project

The Angel Tree Project was a success! Thank you everyone for your generosity. You have greatly helped in providing a very joyous Christmas to the families in Montgomery. May God bless you and your families. Thank you to the friends and parishioners of Our Lady Queen of Mercy, Holy Family at Maxwell, Holy Spirit Catholic […]

Light shines on the critically ill children

Thank you so much to Sharon Bell and family for providing Christmas presents to the children in the hospitals who are critically ill and will spend their Christmas in their hospital beds. We appreciate your generosity and may God bless you and your family.

Natalie gives love to our seniors

Making Christmas ornaments are just one of Natalie’s many talents. This year, she told her Mom that she wanted to share her works to the seniors that we serve in St. Margaret’s Services. Thank you, Natalie! You are truly an example of what Christmas should be.

New Logo Launch

We are happy to announce the launch of our new logo. We have used the old logo for many years and we felt that it is time to give it a fresh update. We decided to have the same logo as the Catholic Social Services of Mobile to show unity of purpose and to reflect […]

SouthernCare New Beacon Donates to St. Margaret’s Services

St. Margaret's Supervisor, Carol Herron accepts the check for $5,000 from SouthernCare New Beacon.

Sept. 14 – Happy CSS Day!

2018 Lebanese Dinner and Drawdown

The Lebanese Dinner and Drawdown was held on Saturday, August 25th, 2018, at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School. Over 250 people attended this event, which benefits the many ministries of Catholic Social Services of Montgomery.  Tickets included dinner for two and the chance to participate in the drawdown and the silent and live auctions. The grand [...]

2018 Lebanese Dinner & Draw Down Sponsors, Friends and Donors

Catholic Social Services Lebanese Dinner & Draw Down OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO: SILVER SPONSORS Alliance Insurance Group Caddell Goodwyn, Mills, Cawood Alan & Leigh Dykes Mr. & Mrs. Keith Sabel Matthew & Pam Shaddix Friends of CSS Adams Drugs Aegis Michaud Properties Anderson Law Firm, LLC BBVA Compass Bank Bill Wood Bob Froese Bradley Plumbing [...]

Olga White Attends Convening 2018

Olga White, our Immigration Specialist and Department of Justice Recognized Representative, is on her way to Tucson, Arizona to attend the Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s Convening 2018.   The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) was founded by the United States Bishops and has its roots in Catholic Social teaching.  The cases and advocacy positions of CLINIC […]

CSS Renovates Direct Aid Office

In an effort to better serve our clients, CSS of Montgomery is proud to announce that the renovation project for the Direct Aid Office is now complete! We are excited to give our clients a more pleasant experience when they come to our office with huge crisis weighing on their shoulders. Renovation Project Highlights: Fresh [...]

Belmont Hill Students Visit CSS

A group of 25 high school students from Belmont Hill School, Massachusetts decided to spend their spring break by volunteering. The all boys private school has been doing this for four years now, and each year, they choose a new city to go and serve for a week. This year, they chose to go to [...]

Lebanese Drawdown and Dinner 2018

Aug. 25, 2018 - Mark your calendar! For more details, contact:Diane Davino 334-288-8890 ext 206 or Dan Luehrs 334-300-6551

St. Margaret’s Services hosts Communi-Tea

Representatives from different non-profit organizations gathered and shared their experiences during the Communi-Tea hosted by the St. Margaret’s Services (SMS) headed by Carol Herron, the SMS Supervisor.

Saints and Sinners 5K/1 Mile Fun Run 2017

  The Annual Saints and Sinners Run 5K/1 Mile Fun Run was a sweet success. We had just under fifty runners and walkers who braved the potential rough weather to support Catholic Social Services’ assistance of our neighbors in Montgomery and surrounding service areas. We would like to thank our sponsors, board members, volunteers, and […]

Lebanese Dinner and Drawdown was a hit!

  The Lebanese dinner and drawdown was held on Saturday, August 5 at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School. Over 200 hundred people attended this event that benefited the many ministries of Catholic Social Services of Montgomery. Tickets for the events included dinner for two and the chance to participate in the drawdown and the silent auction. […]

Legal Immigration Assistance

Catholic Social Services Montgomery continues to provide low-cost Legal Immigration Services at our Montgomery office. For more information please contact Olga White, Immigration Specialist (DOJ Recognized Representative), at (334) 288-8890 ext 219. Servicios Sociales Católicos continua ofreciendo, a bajo costo, servicios Legales de Inmigración en su oficina en Montgomery, AL. Para información por favor llame [...]

Emergency Assistance Outreach to Butler County

On April 25th Catholic Social Services Montgomery traveled to Greenville, Alabama to conduct emergency assistance outreach. Thank you to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church for hosting us and to Jennifer Duncan with the Butler County Department of Human Resources for assisting us with the event. Our staff delivered food and hygiene packs.

Local Family Holds Lenten Linen Drive for CSS

How blessed we were during this season of Lent!  Catholic Social Services of Montgomery (CSSM) is grateful to David and Rachel Robertson and their children Theresa, Kate, Noah, Ben and Joey for their Lent project.  The Robertson family spearheaded a linen drive for CSSM.  On April 19th they delivered new linens and towels:  35 bath […]

Bell Media Volunteers Make an Impact

Thank you Bell Media for volunteering with us March 30th!  Blair Beard assembled 55 food bags for St. Margaret’s Services for the Elderly.  Thanks to Drew Stuart and Erica Griggs for the beautiful paint job in our Administration area and Legal Immigration office.  Everything looks so clean and fresh.  We are very grateful for your […]

Respect for the Innocent

  Catholic Social Services (CSS) of Montgomery is pleased to partner with Respect for Life and the Knights of Columbus from Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Respect for Life works to promote the culture of life in our community and parishes. The Cemetery of the Innocent was set up in January and will be displayed at […]

WWHA Awards Grant for Medication Assistance Program

The Working Woman’s Home Association (WWHA) awarded Catholic Social Services of Montgomery a grant for $18,000 for medications for women and children living below the poverty line.  WWHA President Helen Crump Wells presented Director of CSS of Montgomery Eileen Harris with a check during the award ceremony on January 12th.   The Working Woman’s Home Association’s […]

Catholic Social Services of Montgomery Distributes 2016 Christmas Gifts provided by local Catholic churches

Catholic Social Services of Montgomery employees, Jeff Clark, Mary Mabry, Janice Steimle, Margaret Barber,  and numerous volunteers worked tirelessly distributing the bounty of Christmas presents donated by local area Catholic churches. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to Montgomery’s   River Region. Merry Christmas!

Brownie Troop 9036 Giving back

  The Hardwick family delivered 75 goodie bags for our St. Margaret’s Services clients today made by Brownie Troop 9036. This troop consists of 2nd and 3rd grade girls who are currently working on their Philanthropist badge. The co-leaders for this group are Mary Yelnicker and Allison Hardwick. What a treat for our clients at […]

Visit from Fr. Marco and Br. Skrodinsky

  It was an honor for Catholic Social Services of Montgomery to welcome Father Marco Sanchez and Brother John Skrondinsky from Holy Trinity. They visited with our Immigration Specialist Olga White to discuss different ways to reach and help the Hispanic community in their area.  

Bell Media volunteers to help Catholic Social Services of Montgomery

Christmas came a little early to us at Catholic Social Services of Montgomery today. Volunteers from Bell Media spent their morning picking up donated furniture from the River Region United Way for us to use in our offices. Thank you Scott Bell, Blair Beard, Cole Willis and Drew Stuart. Blair and Scott also helped to […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at CSSM!

Thank you to our Volunteers from GDH Consulting, Inc.

Last month we were blessed with six volunteers from GDH Consulting Inc., who spent all morning helping us do multiple tasks around the campus and in the offices. Thank you to Blake Reeves, Jacob Halse, Michael Hood, Jordan Franklin, and Thomas Thaggard for your community service. We look forward to your quarterly visit next year.

November 10, 2016 Board of Directors

Our busy Board of Directors met on November 10, 2016, to nominate new members for next year and to plan for the next fund raising event. Catholic Social Services of Montgomery is blessed with a very active and involved Board who is working hard to meet the needs of the poor and elderly in our […]

Stitchers of Hope

The ladies from the Stitchers of Hope brought their handmade blankets, throws, scarves, gloves and hats today. They have been working all year long on these beautiful items for our clients in St. Margaret’s Services. The Stitchers of Hope are from St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Tallassee, AL and have been blessing our clients […]

2016 Saint & Sinners Run

  Here are pictures from the 6th Annual Saint & Sinners 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.  The morning was cold and brisk, the sausage biscuits provided by the Knight’s of Columbus were warm and delicious, and the costumes were colorful and bright. Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual fundraiser! Please checkout […]

Expanded Pantry for St. Margaret’s Services

        We just completed repurposing St. Margaret’s Corner to become the pantry. Thank you to all of our generous donors who recently provided paper goods and cleaning products for our seniors.  This was accomplished under the organizational skills of Mary Stojak who headed up the donation drive. Special thanks go out to […]

We are Thankful to The Knights of Columbus Council 893

A special thanks goes out to Mike Ranieri, Frank Gitschier, Bobby Spotswood, Daniel Phillips and Mathew Steimle for spending last Saturday removing wall cabinets and painting two offices for us. Not only did they donate the paint, but this project took over five hours to complete. We are all so very grateful for their time […]

Boy Scouts Giving Back!

In July, scouts from St. James United Methodist Church troop 8 and First United Methodist Church troop 15, led by Dominic Ioffreda, Chris McNew and Patricia Dumas worked in the hot summer sun to remove dead bushes and planted new ones on our campus. They also helped build a lattice fence to finish out the […]

A Director’s work is never done!

                      Our director, Patty DeBortoli, planting fall foliage to keep our campus beautiful!    

Cleaning Product Campaign for St. Margaret’s

St. Margaret’s Services is truly blessed to have Mary Stojak organize the “Cleaning Product Campaign” again this year.   It is with the help and devoted parishioners of Montgomery’s Catholic Churches that SMS is able to provide essential paper goods and necessary hygiene products which are not covered by government assistance programs such as Food […]

Catholic Social Services Receives Award

  On Tuesday, September 13 at the Family Sunshine Center’s 35th Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, Jeff Clark, Supervisor of the Direct Aid Program at Catholic Social Services, was honored with the Mary Warden Prim Award from the Family Sunshine Center for his dedication to helping victims of domestic violence.  Thanks Jeff for your dedication and professional […]

St. Margaret’s Food Pantry

  St. Margaret’s Services Outreach Assistant Margaret Barber, and Outreach Assistant Supervisor Megan Gietl worked diligently today organizing the food pantry to make sure that none of the food for our clients is out of date. St. Margaret’s Services serves over 75 clients every day!  Thanks Margaret and Megan.  Great job!

National Anthem at the Biscuits Game!!

  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B32epNuauSoAQ0lzSlJIX2NMUlk/view   On August 26, Patty DeBortoli, Megan Gietl, Veronica Kennedy, and Mary Conversino sang the National Anthem at United Way’s Charity Night at the Biscuits baseball game.   As you can tell from the attached link, they sounded great!  Thank you Jimmy Hill, President and CEO of River Region United Way, for allowing […]

New Thrift Store Manager!

Welcome Karla Coley, our new Thrift Store Manager!  We are lucky to have her join us after over 14 years of retail experience in stores near you.  Come by and shop with her today!  Our hours are 10 am to 4 pm every week day.