News Advisory: December 24, 2017
Contact: Rowena Daly (Rena),
Communications Director
Mobile: (646)263-6384

470 Individuals Who Reside at the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center, the Baltimore City Shelter Operated by Catholic Charities, Receive Christmas Gifts 

Individuals open gifts, enjoy a holiday dinner and listen to reflections @ significance of the season in relation to their lives

WHAT: On Christmas Eve, the 470 individuals who are experiencing homelessness and temporarily reside at the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (WHRC) will receive gifts and enjoy a holiday dessert party sponsored by Catholic Charities, the non-profit which manages the City’s Shelter. In addition to the donated presents, residents will receive backpacks filled with essential items donated by the non-profit, Linda’s Legacy.

WHEN: Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017 – 4:30 p.m.,  dinner in half hour shifts.
From 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., residents receive gifts in half hour shifts.

WHO: Catholic Charities Program Manager for WHRC, Lee Martin.
Dozens of Catholic Charities volunteers and staff members
470 men and women who are experiencing homelessness and reside at the shelter

WHERE: Weinberg Housing and Resource Center, 620 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Background: Catholic Charities is the largest private provider of social services in Maryland. Through 80 programs in 200 locations across the state, Catholic Charities serves hundreds of thousands of people every year and provides them with the necessary tools so that they can live a purposeful, enriched and happy life.