Appeal on behalf of the Birmingham Citizens'
Society, by Mrs. AGNES TAUNTON
The address to which contributions should be sent is [address removed]
VOLUNTARY effort in charitable service is an excellent thing ; but unless it is organized it often results in sporadic achievements that overlap at some points and leave others completely uncovered. A big city nowadays can well afford to treat its charitable work as a whole and organize it as any other service is organized. The Birmingham Citizens' Society is the reorganized charitable and social service organization of the city, and is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service. It exists to help citizens in illness or distress, and last year it assisted over 6,000 families. It has twelve district committees, in addition to the head office organization, and a group of voluntary social workers attached to each.
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