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Kids Summer Food Program—Impact During COVID-19

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 [...]

Kids Summer Food Program—Impact During COVID-192020-10-14T13:26:49-05:00

Fidelis’ Hope Story

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’ [...]

Fidelis’ Hope Story2020-09-28T15:01:39-05:00

Legacy Of Giving

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 [...]

Legacy Of Giving2020-09-29T09:34:29-05:00

810 Sports Radio WHB’s Soren Petro Interviews Lauren Solidum

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 [...]

810 Sports Radio WHB’s Soren Petro Interviews Lauren Solidum2020-09-03T15:16:25-05:00

Kids Summer Food Program Makes Sure Kids Don’t Go Hungry During Pandemic

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 [...]

Kids Summer Food Program Makes Sure Kids Don’t Go Hungry During Pandemic2020-09-22T10:34:38-05:00

Walmart Grant — Hope Story During COVID-19

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 [...]

Walmart Grant — Hope Story During COVID-192020-07-27T16:26:44-05:00

Providing Food Stamp Support During COVID-19

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 [...]

Providing Food Stamp Support During COVID-192020-06-30T14:10:37-05:00

June 2020—How You Can Help

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 [...]

June 2020—How You Can Help2020-06-29T14:57:48-05:00

All TurnStyles Locations Are Open!

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 [...]

All TurnStyles Locations Are Open!2020-09-08T09:30:56-05:00