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Kansas Officials Show Support for Local Refugee Resettlement

(Overland Park, Kan.) – Governor Laura Kelly joined a bipartisan group of governors in sending a letter to President Trump expressing her willingness to continue welcoming refugees into Kansas communities. The announcement came in response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13888, which requires state and local consent. “We are grateful for the Governor’s continued [...]

Kansas Officials Show Support for Local Refugee Resettlement2019-12-04T21:38:01-06:00

Words of Gratitude for Catholic Community Hospice

We were honored to receive this thank-you letter from the granddaughter of one of our hospice patients. Catholic Community Hospice provides compassionate, faith-based care to those facing life-limiting illnesses. Dear Catholic Community Hospice Staff, Thank you all so much for all your sweet and loving care provided to my beautiful grandma, Lila. My family [...]

Words of Gratitude for Catholic Community Hospice2019-12-04T11:37:29-06:00

Viviano Variety Show a Huge Success

This November, over 850 attendees joined in a delightful evening of singing, dancing, comedy, and so much more. The 35th Annual Viviano Variety Show raised $55,000 to support the work of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Jerry Viviano (far left) presents a check of $55,000 to Lauren Solidum (Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas' CEO, [...]

Viviano Variety Show a Huge Success2019-11-26T14:55:28-06:00

Thanksgiving Turkey Donations Feed Body and Soul

Sixty years ago the average dinner time was 90 minutes. Today, it's less than 12 minutes. Food is so much more than nourishment for the body; sharing a meal can be nourishment for the soul, as well. But for some families who are struggling to put food on the table, the thought of gathering [...]

Thanksgiving Turkey Donations Feed Body and Soul2019-11-26T14:03:55-06:00

God is Present in Life and Death

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee, How great Thou art, how great Thou art. The hospice patient’s eyes welled with tears as everyone in the room joined the Catholic Community Hospice chaplain in singing the familiar hymn, “How Great Thou Art.” Singing, along with prayer and listening, is just a small [...]

God is Present in Life and Death2019-12-04T11:07:43-06:00

Adam’s Story—”I was not going to let my kids go without eating.”

A single dad of three and handed some pretty tough circumstances, Adam struggled to provide for his boys. Then he found Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Adam put his pride aside and discovered the potential for success he had all along. At Catholic Charities, we are grateful for the opportunity to walk this journey [...]

Adam’s Story—”I was not going to let my kids go without eating.”2019-11-26T11:38:22-06:00

Saint Thomas Aquinas’ CANchella Has Stellar Performance

Hope Hero Shoutout! It's an intense week of competition between high school grades where the ultimate winners are the people served by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. During CANchella — Saint Thomas Aquinas’ food drive to benefit Catholic Charities -- students, parents and faculty collected 92,726 cans of food. That's 92,276 more reasons to be grateful this [...]

Saint Thomas Aquinas’ CANchella Has Stellar Performance2019-11-26T11:10:51-06:00

November is National Adoption Month

In celebration, we share the story of one adoptive couple’s journey. This fall, an adoptive couple received some exciting news. There was a possibility of adopting a child within 24 hours. Unfortunately, that excitement led to disappointment when they did not end up getting chosen by the birth parents. But their story did not end there. [...]

November is National Adoption Month2019-11-26T11:05:33-06:00

Shop for the Holidays and Help a Neighbor in Need

Ways to Make a Difference When you select our Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our organization. What a great way to shop for your loved ones and help your neighbors in need at the same time! Happy [...]

Shop for the Holidays and Help a Neighbor in Need2019-11-26T11:03:51-06:00

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Donate Your Car

Ways to Make a Difference.   Next year's car models are hitting the lots! There's never been a better time to donate your old one. Did you know that Catholic Charities accepts vehicles including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, RVs, etc. – whether they’re running or not? You get to deduct the fair market value [...]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Donate Your Car2019-11-25T09:32:42-06:00