Catholic Social Services taking applications for annual Christmas Sharing


ROBERTSDALE — Catholic Social Services in Baldwin County began taking applications for its annual Christmas Sharing program and will be scheduling appointments over the next three weeks at the CSS headquarters in Robertsdale.


“Each fall, we offer this special service to parents who need assistance for children up to age 16,” said Phyllis Beam, director of Catholic Social Services in Baldwin County. “We are ready to help.”

Each sponsored child receives three new gifts while food boxes for Christmas dinner are provided for the family. Elderly and homebound clients are also eligible to participate to receive a holiday gift bag.

Appointments are being scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning Oct. 11 and running through Oct. 29, Beam said. Appointment times from 9 to 11:40 a.m. and from 1 to 2:40 p.m.

To enroll, please call 251-947-2293 to schedule an appointment with a case worker.

Appointments will be done in-person at the Catholic Social Services office located at 23010 Alabama 59, Robertsdale and those scheduling an appointment are required to bring the following:


Proof of all household income (including food stamps, SSI, etc.).

Social Security Cards for all in household.

Official proof of custody of all children.

For more information call the Catholic Social Services office or visit