John, a single father of two came to one of our Family Support Centers for assistance after being laid off from his job because of COVID-19. He stated that this summer would be difficult for his family. Since John is not working, he is unable to provide for childcare, and is unsure how he [...]
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COVID-19 has created more than enough problems, but food stamp applications have been an exception. Although our agency has not been able to complete in-person SNAP applications due to the coronavirus, we have not stopped advocating for clients! Informational fliers containing SNAP program updates have gone out with every food pantry bag, and we’ve provided [...]
We are always in need of volunteers! See all COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities Serve with us at two of our TurnStyles locations TurnStyles 87th - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0844a5a82aa4f49-turnstyles TurnStyles 135th - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0844A5A82AA4F49-turnstyles2 Assist at in the food pantry at our Hope Distribution Center HDC sign-up - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0844a5a82aa4f49-staff Volunteer at one of our Family Support Centers Topeka - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0844A5A82AA4F49-staff1 Olathe - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0844A5A82AA4F49-staff2 Overland Park [...]
Our three TurnStyles locations are all open for shopping! Currently, donations are only being accepted at our 87th street location. Furniture may only be dropped off on Wednesdays. TurnStyles is continuing to follow safety protocols recommended by the CDC to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and shoppers. We do highly recommend that all shoppers wear [...]
In the last several years, the Golf Classic's Fund-A-Need has successfully supported Catholic Charities' summer food initiatives. Typically, donations are down nearly 50% during those months, yet the need increases by 27% as kids are home for break. This year the circumstances are different , and the need for food is even greater. Due to COVID-19, many businesses [...]
We invite you to join our Catholic Charities team in praying the Rosary with our mediation focusing on the Gospel of Matthew 25:35-36 and how the Corporal Works of Mercy are lived out with you through the work of Catholic Charities. We miss seeing each of you in person, but your presence is felt as we join together [...]
10 Ways Catholic Charities is Making an Impact During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March-May 2020, Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQlA2x4dS4I&list=PLbwJM5ttcwOoXk7hO0I2XKgbUoqCvaMzZ&index=2&t=0sDuring COVID-19, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas made a commitment to keep serving. Priorities were shifted to our food, housing, and healthcare ministries. With our offices closed to the public, we offered drive-thru food distributions and accelerated our Kids Summer Food program to start months in advance; continued case management remotely; and conducted virtual financial [...]
Leaven Photo by Doug Hesse by Todd Habiger KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Ed Herman has seen the tears well up in people’s eyes and heard their heartfelt thank you as he hands groceries to those in need. That’s why, when the majority of Catholic Charities’ volunteers have left because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Herman [...]
Staff at our Central Office said farewell as they prepare for the new move to 600 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kansas! Our Central office closed today and services will resume except for the food pantry at our new location on Monday, June 29. The new location is easily accessible by bus, routes include 101, 102, [...]