Supporter Spotlights

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…

CSS Alaska Volunteer Linda Supporter Spotlights

Volunteer Salute: Linda Johns

A shout out this month to St. Francis House Food Pantry volunteer extraordinaire Linda Johns. Linda has been volunteering in the Pantry for the last 3 years and can be found helping out each week, Monday through Thursday—usually putting in a good 5 to 6 hours a day serving as a personal shopper, helping with…

Med Student Amelia is often seen volunteering at the Caring Clinic. Supporter Spotlights

Know Yourself Know Your Community

Med Student Gains Insight Through Volunteering Amelia Harrison started working as a volunteer at Brother Francis Shelter literally at the bottom: helping with the foot care clinic over 3 years ago. She quickly found an affinity for the work and the people she served.

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Robyn’s Dedication to Serve

CSS Volunteer and Supporter Finds Value in Giving Robyn Rehmann, volunteer at St. Francis House, long-time donor, and educator in Anchorage, has a deep history with CSS. Robyn and her husband Jim settled in Anchorage in the 70s. They used to respond to calls from the Alaska State Troopers when moose were killed along the…