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Kids Summer Food Program—Making an Impact during COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBlGnRUex9A&feature=youtu.beAbove: Watch as Catholic Charities staff and volunteers share the importance of the Kids Summer Food program, especially in the middle of a pandemic. School's Out, Food's Out Over 18% of Kansas children experience food insecurity. They don't know where their next meal is coming from—or if [...]
Fidelis' Hope Story Fidelis, a 36-year-old Army Veteran, was struggling to pay his rent and several of his other bills. He was employed as a recreational therapy assistant at St. John’s Hospital. Although he loved his job, he lacked the certification required to earn a livable wage. He turned to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ [...]
Are you aware of all the benefits of charitable giving? Hear from Gary Pratt, Senior Director of Development at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, who was a guest on The Guided Retirement Show with Dean Barber of Barber Financial Group. He gives insight on charitable giving and how you can use your IRA to give a tax-free [...]
Soren Petro and 810 Sports Radio WHB have been faithful supporters of our Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic each year. We are grateful for their ongoing support and help in raising awareness about the need to feed hungry families in our community, as well as promoting the work of Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]
A young girl keeps her distance as she waits for her turn for a meal from one of Catholic Charities’ mobile units. When schools closed in March, so did many children’s access to food. To date, Catholic Charities has served nearly 60,000 meals. PHOTO BY JACOB BENTZINGER by Jan Dixon Special to The Leaven ______ KANSAS [...]
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 [...]
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. Due to local and state policies, all shoppers [...]