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Hope Notes – August 2017 – E-Newsletter

A Fond Farewell Sister Maria Heppler, OSB, Appointed Sub-Prioress of Mount St. Scholastica Sr. Maria Heppler celebrates over 35 years with Catholic Charities. Sr. Maria Heppler celebrates over 35 years with Catholic Charities. It's hard to say goodbye, especially when it comes to Sister Maria Heppler. Sister Maria, Director of the School Consultation Program, [...]

By | 2017-08-31T11:04:56+00:00 August 31, 2017|Hope Notes - Enewsletter|

Press Release: Aspire Cleaning Service Marks One Year Anniversary 

     (Kansas City, Kan.) -- One year ago, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas launched Aspire Cleaning Service, a full-service, bonded and insured commercial cleaning company. The company, however, is committed to doing more than cleaning office spaces. It’s a social enterprise that provides meaningful employment for vulnerable or underemployed individuals. “We invest in Aspire’s employees [...]

KCPT’s Take Note Discusses Summer Meal Programs and Childhood Hunger

Summer Meal Programs Work, But ... Key Is Addressing Underlying Causes Of Hunger by Dawn Bormann Novascone   |   Jul 17, 2017 The quest to address childhood hunger in the Kansas City region unites concerned citizens of all types around one of the most admired programs in our area: BackSnacks Run by Harvesters — [...]

By | 2017-08-25T18:07:48+00:00 August 1, 2017|In the News, Kids Summer Food Program|

Hope Notes – July 2017 – E-Newsletter

Emma's Hope Story Emma struggled for years with substance abuse, so much so, that she lost custody of her children for two years. Upon their return, she became more determined than ever to turn her life around. She knew she couldn't do it, however, without help. She visited one of our Emergency Assistance Centers and [...]

By | 2017-08-25T18:07:48+00:00 July 31, 2017|Hope Notes - Enewsletter|

Hope Notes – June 2017 – E-Newsletter

From the Ground Up: Kansas City Company Builds Playhouse Team members from the Kansas City office of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) partnered with Catholic Charities this month to construct a playhouse for refugee children. The project was part of Catholic Charities' New Roots for Refugees program. The program helps refugees "put down new roots" in [...]

By | 2017-08-25T18:07:48+00:00 July 11, 2017|Hope Notes - Enewsletter|

Hope Notes – May 2017 – E-Newsletter

Got Milk? New Program Delivers Milk to Pantries Although milk is one of the most sought after nutrient-rich items, it's one of the least available at most food pantries. In fact, it's rarely donated due to strict regulations and a short shelf life. Fortunately , that's changing at a few of Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]

By | 2017-08-25T18:07:48+00:00 July 11, 2017|Hope Notes - Enewsletter|

Fahdil’s Hope Story: The Move

Hi, my name is Fahdil and this is my hope story… I was a refugee from Iraq when I heard about Aspire Cleaning Service through my friend, who is their cleaning team lead. We both worked in the housekeeping department at an American Military hospital in Iraq. I first resettled in Colorado and was working [...]

By | 2017-06-26T21:57:24+00:00 June 22, 2017|Hope Stories, Refugees & Immigrants|

Safiya’s Hope Story: A Healthy Start

Hi, my name is Safiya and this is my hope story… After arriving in January, my son was suffering from several health problems including cerebral palsy and digestive problems that prevented him from eating solid food and often getting sick after eating. Once we arrived, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas took us to Children's Mercy [...]

By | 2017-06-26T21:59:46+00:00 June 22, 2017|Hope Stories, Refugees & Immigrants|

The Holton Recorder: Catholic Charities feeds more than 60 kids in Holton

By Ali Holcomb Jun. 21, 2017 in The Holton Recorder More than 60 area children are currently being fed a free lunch in Holton each day as part of a volunteer lunch program through Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Lunches are being offered Monday through Friday in Holton to children ages 18 and under at [...]

By | 2017-08-25T18:07:51+00:00 June 22, 2017|In the News, Kids Summer Food Program|