When he rolled up in his 1969 red Chevy Stepside, seminarian Andrew Gaffney had no idea what a summer internship at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas would entail - but he was excited to find out. Serving others just seems to be in his DNA. Andrew has prepared his whole young life for an opportunity [...]
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Volunteers from St. John Paul II help sort food at our Hope Distribution Center. Hunger doesn't take a vacation --and neither do our volunteers! St. Michael the Archangel volunteers help distribute food. This summer, Catholic Charities has been blessed with the support of our volunteers from parishes across the archdiocese. [...]
Did you know that Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas began offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program last year in Leavenworth? Due to the positive community response, the program expanded to Lawrence and Atchison this year. The VITA program is available to those who make $54,000 or less or persons with disabilities who need assistance [...]
It's an assignment that doesn't come from a textbook. It doesn't require homework, yet so many students can't help but take it home and out into the community. For the third straight year, the over 300 students at St. Agnes Catholic School dedicated a day of service, Rams Reaching Out Day, to benefit the many [...]
Last year, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provided food assistance nearly 250,000 times to local individuals and families in our 21 county service area. Sadly, 40% of all people served are children under 17 years old. During the summer months, the demand for our food pantries increases, yet financial contributions and food drives tends to [...]