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Another Unprecedented Year for Snow Ball 2022

The 48th Annual Snow Ball raised a record breaking $3,754,657 -- marking the fifth consecutive year that the event has raised over $3 million for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas! Guests celebrated in-person at the Overland Park Convention Center on January 15th, as well as virtually across the 21 counties of the Archdiocese and beyond. Mark and [...]

2022-01-25T15:32:40-06:00January 25, 2022|

Bill’s Hope Story: Prayers Are Answered

Bill is a 54-year-old single male. Life was good until his chronic health issue of diabetes overtook his life. He found himself needing weekly dialysis, and without savings, he no longer had the luxury of choosing between paying his rent or paying for his ​much-needed medical care. Eventually, he was evicted from his long-term rental [...]

2022-01-20T08:05:54-06:00January 20, 2022|

Catholic Charities Helps Families Facing Homelessness

Sarah came to Catholic Charities as a last resort. She had lost her job due to COVID, and was evicted from her apartment. Experiencing homelessness meant she and her son sometimes stayed with friends and family. At other times, she made sleeping arrangements for her son, while she opted to stay in her car. Sarah met [...]

2022-01-10T17:09:38-06:00January 10, 2022|

The Power Of Generosity

“So the word of the LORD came to him: Arise, go to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow there to feed you. He arose and went to Zarephath. When he arrived at the entrance of the city, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called out to her, “Please bring me [...]

2021-12-16T13:24:41-06:00December 16, 2021|

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Helps Feed the Hungry- Hope Hero Shout Out!

106,890!!! That's the incredible number of cans collected this year by the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School community during their annual food drive for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. “We are so grateful for the Saints,” said Annette Bentzinger, Parish, School and Community Outreach Coordinator. “Every year, just as the shelves are growing bare at our [...]

2021-11-30T09:40:44-06:00November 30, 2021|

Generosity of Parishes and Community Fill Plates and Hearts

Many of the families served by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal last week thanks to the 2,743 turkeys; 1,285 meal kits; and over $11,000 generously donated by our parishes and several community partners. Church of the Ascension – Overland Park, Curé of Ars - Leawood, Divine Mercy - Gardner, Church of the Holy Cross – Overland Park, Holy Trinity - Lenexa, St. Ann – [...]

2021-11-30T08:51:19-06:00November 30, 2021|

Program Highlight- Adoption Program

The adoption program is Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ founding program, and it is the foundation for helping those with infertility issues build their forever families. “We are inspired by faith, rooted in loved, and united in serving all who are impacted by adoption- the birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees,” said Heather Roberts, Coordinator [...]

2021-11-30T09:50:23-06:00November 29, 2021|

Welcoming Week

Refugee Welcoming Week begins on September 9! During Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.    Find a list of events below that are taking place!    Thursday, September 9th- Join the virtual kickoff [...]

2021-09-02T15:24:37-05:00September 2, 2021|

Refugee Program Helping Kids Navigate A New School Year

Preparing to navigate a new school year in a new place can be intimidating for many kids. This year our Refugee Youth Summer Program continued back in person to help kids prepare for the upcoming school year. A total of 27 children, ages 6-14 participated in the camp. The Refugee Youth Summer Program helps students [...]

2021-08-23T16:15:25-05:00August 23, 2021|

School Is Back In Session

Hope Hero Shout Out!  School is back in session! Our Leavenworth Family Support Center brightened up the community and handed out 192 backpacks during their back-to-school event to help children prepare for the school year. Due to COVID, the event has been a lot more challenging the last two years, but the Leavenworth Family Support [...]

2021-08-23T16:12:05-05:00August 23, 2021|