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Catholic Service Corps Reach Out to “Al’s Angels”

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Members of the newly formed Catholic Service Corps (CSC) were back in action yesterday to help out Al’s Angels with their Holiday Meal Assembly as part of their Christmas food basket preparations.

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano stopped by to thank members of the Fairfield Prep and Sacred Heart University CSC Chapters at they helped to fill 1,600 bins for families who will be served over the holidays by Al’s Angels.

In November, they helped Al’s Angels prepare Thanksgiving baskets for families in the tri-state area who are dealing with the ravages of cancer or are suffering severe financial hardship. “We joined over 500 other volunteers preparing these baskets and getting them ready for delivery throughout our area,” said Michelle Smith, CSC coordinator. Each activity begins in prayer and ends in brief reflection.

The newly formed Catholic Service Corps kicked off in September with over 200 youth volunteers from the twelve newly formed Chapters participating in the Inaugural Day of Service throughout lower Fairfield County. For more information on CSC, visit the Catholic Service Corp on Facebook.

Al’s Angels was founded in 2004 by Al DiGuido, CEO and founder of Zeta Interactive, a full-service interactive marketing companybased in New York City. Al has been long recognized as one of the direct response industry’s premier innovators and a pioneer in e-mail communications. He has more than 20 years of marketing, sales, management, and operations expertise.

For years Al served as a board member for numerous charities. Having seen the good work that these organizations accomplished, Al decided to dedicate even more of his time to helping children and families in need. He founded Al’s Angels with the mission of providing moments of joy and comfort to families that are challenged by childhood cancer, rare blood diseases, AIDS, domestic violence and financial hardship.

Through hard work, an amazing group of volunteers, and tremendous generosity, today Al’s Angels is able to help thousands of children in the tri-state area. Now thru an intimate partnership with the Catholic Health Association of India; the work of Al’s Angels is providing children in dire need of vital and lifesaving medical treatment with hope and support. As support for Al’s Angels grows, we look for partners to help in expanding our loving reach to children around our country and the world.