Letter from Director

Dear Friends of St. Margaret’s Center,

Imagine a Christmas without presents! This would be the reality for the 1,000+ children who will attend the annual Christmas Program sponsored by St. Margaret’s Center in Lennox.

All of our families live at or below the poverty level and reside in the Airport area of Los Angeles (primarily in Lennox, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lawndale and parts of South Los Angeles). Throughout the year, the families receive one or more of the following services at St. Margaret’s Center: food programs, homeless services, utility payments, ESL, & Citizenship classes, tutoring, counseling, health screenings, immigration processing, benefits enrollment, and nutrition education and physical activity classes. St. Margaret’s Center’s services are provided free of charge (except nominal fees for immigration and counseling), and low-income families may qualify for service, regardless of race, national origin or religious affiliation.

You can help make this program a success through your tax-deductible donations. Financial donations, as well as toys and supplies are needed.

We also invite you to visit, or volunteer at our holiday event. On behalf of the hundreds of families and children who will participate, thank you for your generous support. May you enjoy a blessed and peaceful holiday season!


Mary Agnes Erlandson

St. Margaret’s Center Director