ST MARGARET'S CENTER
St Margaret's Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, has served low-income and homeless families since 1987. The Center provides a comprehensive range of emergency and supportive services to about 12,000 unduplicated individuals annually in the "LAX" area (the cities/streets of Lennox and surrounding communities).
St Margaret's Center's mission has remained the same throughout its history, but the Center's programs have grown and evolved to respond to the needs of the community.
St Margaret's Center's programs target individuals and families who live at or below the poverty level, and are administered by a paid staff of nine, and an average of 60 volunteers.
Programs are offered in both English and Spanish, and are free of charge, with the exception of nominal fees for immigration and counseling services. The Center provides assistance to anyone in need, regardless of the person's race, national origin or religious affiliation.
Reductions in social services funding for Alexandria House were featured in an Oct 2016 cover story "No Way Home" in the L.A. Archdiocese publication Angelus. CLICK HERE for a link to the article and learn more about why our efforts on behalf of Alexandria House are so important.
Council 3744 has long supported St Margaret's Center with a core team of Brother Knights volunteering on a regular basis in many different capacities.
Ways you can get involved:
- Save clean egg cartons (bring to Hall for pantry reuse)
- Food pickups at local Ralphs, Vons, Food4Less and Target
- Sorting donations and stocking shelves
- Food distribution to clients on Mon/Wed/Fri pantry hours
- Assist with planning, setup and day of event for Annual Christmas Toy Distribution
- Support with food and/or cash donations
URGENT CALL OUT FOR HELP - A new large store has offered St Margaret's Center with their food donations and we are in great need of a few more volunteers to help with pickups, sorting and stocking these donations.
Won't you consider joining the fun crew of Brother Knights and others in service to our local poor? As little as 4 hours a week can make a difference for a family in need.
Contact Dan Koskovich (310-968-0516 / firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info!