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FUND A FARMER – SUPPORT NEW ROOTS FOR REFUGEES

Eat seasonally and locally through the New Roots for Refugees Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This year, instead of buying directly from one farmer, customers will purchase a New Roots CSA share, allowing them to enjoy produce from multiple farmers in our training program. “We’re excited about this new model,” says Meredith Walrafen, New Roots [...]

2019-03-28T14:06:24-05:00March 28, 2019|

LOCAL BUSINESSES INVEST IN VOLUNTEERING

Hope Hero Shout Out! “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” ― Sherry Anderson Each month over 1,600 volunteers play a crucial role in helping Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serve those in need throughout our 21 county service area. Whether they volunteer daily, weekly, monthly or help with a [...]

2019-03-28T14:00:00-05:00March 28, 2019|

STUDENTS ACHIEVE DREAM OF BECOMING AMERICAN CITIZENS

“I feel that I belong to this country, and I am so happy!” exclaimed Akram Karimino. Akram was among the 24 students from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Citizenship Preparation Program who became an American citizen last week. They represented Burma, Bhutan, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq and Mexico. A total of 423 people from 69 countries [...]

2019-03-28T14:09:30-05:00March 28, 2019|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is celebrating Interpreter Appreciation Week!

Interpreters at Catholic Charities provide an extremely important service, allowing the refugee clients we serve to communicate with our staff in their first language. When a refugee arrives in Kansas City, one of the first people they’ll meet is an interpreter, who’s there at the airport to greet the client, welcome them to Kansas City, [...]

2019-03-07T12:51:36-06:00March 7, 2019|

Snow Ball 2019 Program Highlight: St Rita Program

St. Rita works with Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Technical Education Center, assisting with enrollment. In addition, the participants must commit to attending sessions offered by St. Rita including intensive financial education classes. Professional skills training for job seeking, job retention and job success including full resume and application service, interview coaching and principles [...]

2020-02-27T14:54:25-06:00February 28, 2019|

VITA Program Hits the Road

When Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Mobile Resource Bus rolls into some of our rural communities over the next couple of months, there will be a new service on board – free income tax help for families in need. “The IRS has emphasized that the rural communities have very limited resources for tax support,” explains [...]

2019-02-28T09:29:57-06:00February 28, 2019|

St James Academy Builds a Way to Help Feed the Hungry

It may have been cold outside, but inside St James Academy the annual Canstruction competition was heating up. For weeks prior, students brought in canned food, cereal and boxes of Mac & Cheese in preparation for the event. Then, each school community banded together to erect a structure from their food contributions. With every "canned [...]

2019-02-28T09:18:56-06:00February 28, 2019|

Experience the Impact of Catholic Charities with a Bus Tour

Join Catholic Charities of Northeast Kanas for coffee, bagels and an interactive bus tour. Experience firsthand the impact of your generosity on Catholic Charities in our community. During the tour, you’ll be able to engage with Catholic Charities leadership and travel to its local mission operations to learn about a variety of its ministries, including [...]

2019-02-28T09:14:38-06:00February 28, 2019|

Take the Lenten Challenge

Give up 40 items for Lent and donate them to one of our three TurnStyles Thrift stores. Sort through those shirts, jeans and shoes that you no longer wear. Clear out those kitchen pots, pans and gadgets that are taking up cabinet and counter space. And while you’re at it, you might as well tackle [...]

2019-02-28T09:09:41-06:00February 28, 2019|

HOPE HERO SHOUT OUT!

Neil and Fran Douthat Although humbled at the prospect of leading Snow Ball and representing Catholic Charities, Neil and Fran Douthat didn't exactly jump at the chance to serve as the 45th Annual Snow Ball Presidents. They hesitated because, while Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths, Neil would be the first non-Catholic to serve [...]

2019-02-12T15:04:40-06:00February 12, 2019|