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You’ve Made the Holiday Season Merry

Your generosity and kindness toward Catholic Social Services during the Holiday Season has been humbling.  We are immensely grateful to everyone who has donated to our neighbors in need – whether gifts, time, or financially.  Your support helps restore hope to thousands of Alaskans. Because of you, our family, friends, and neighbors in Anchorage are…

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This Little Light of Mine

Clare House is a place of light for mothers and children experiencing homelessness.  Their doors are open 24-hours a day, and Clare House staff comforts about 300 families yearly, connecting them to services and resources where they can find and maintain permanent, safe housing.  Donate to Clare House now! Stories of hope and compassion emanate from…

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Scared Scriptless: Laugh for a Cause

Is there anything better than laughing while supporting a great cause? Short answer: No, there’s not. This holiday season, local improv comedy troupe Scared Scriptless has picked Catholic Social Services as the recipient of the proceeds of their December show. It is on Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 p.m. at 49th State Brewing Co., located…

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Skinny Raven’s New Toys and Towels Drive

Skinny Raven, a local sports and lifestyle store, does a lot to support Anchorage nonprofits and help our community be healthy.  This year, Skinny Raven has decided to host a New Toys and Towels Drive for Catholic Social Services, and they want you to help them provide the toys and towels.  We are so grateful for their and your…

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Clean Feet and New Socks

Meet Judy, a volunteer at Brother Francis Shelter’s Foot Clinic, a program she helped start more than nine years ago. Judy had heard about nurses who would wash the feet of homeless men and women in Anchorage, and she wanted to join them. She smiles warmly when she remembers the first time she cleaned a…

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Haircuts and Hope

On August 31, I had the opportunity to meet Jierum, an amazing volunteer and a client at Anchorage Community Mental Health Services. Jierum was at Brother Francis Shelter, giving haircuts to people in the shelter.  He was with his friend, Ret. Judge Stephanie Rhoades, who is a Board Member of Anchorage Community Mental Health.  They…

Volunteer at St. Francis House Food Pantry Supporter Spotlights

National Volunteer Week 2018

Happy National Volunteer Week! We want to send out a huge thank you to the countless volunteers who spend their time, resources and skills to help make Anchorage a better place by volunteering with Catholic Social Services.

1,049 volunteers provided over 21,000 hours of service to people in need through 8 programs last year; On any given night, volunteers serve warm meals to over 300 men & women at Brother Francis Shelter provided by Providence Alaska; Volunteers distribute over 350,000 meals annually to families at St. Francis House Food Pantry; Volunteer groups provide hot meals at Clare House 365 days a year, feeding 60 moms and kids each day. Supporter Spotlights

Community Partnerships

A Safety Net for Alaskans in Need Partners and supporters like you make it possible for more than 23,000 people to receive services from Catholic Social Services every year.

St. Francis House Food Pantry Volunteer Kristin Helvey Supporter Spotlights

Thank you St. Francis House Food Pantry Volunteers

St. Francis House Food Pantry Personal Shoppers are some of the most personable folks in our community. Thank you Kristin Helvey (of Helvey Communications) for being part of the team of volunteers at the food pantry. The Ever Growing Need Volunteers and donations are essential to operating St. Francis House Food Pantry. We depend on…

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Take Action to End Hunger in Alaska

This month we have been highlighting the essential, selfless work that Food Pantry volunteers have been providing since the beginning of the program. The dedication of St. Francis House Food Pantry volunteers like Pam is invaluable to the operation of the pantry. Pam has donated nearly 3,000 hours to the pantry!! Pam gained professional experience volunteering…