A Different Kind of Drive‐Thru Deacon Charlie Cecil joins St. John Paul II parishioners distributing food to those in need. Cars began filling the parking lot on a Saturday as early as 6 am. Many parents had their children with them. They patiently waited not for a big sporting event or music [...]
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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, [...]
(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 by [...]
Aspire Cleaning Service, a social enterprise and ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, is one of our social enterprises which is providing stable employment and above average wages to those with barriers to employment.
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 — [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]