Snow Ball is a Ministry

It is one of the largest philanthropic galas in the Kansas City area. Yet it is more than an annual fundraising event for those who give their time, talent and treasure year after year. Snow Ball is a ministry – one that impacts over 20 programs and services offered by Catholic Charities to those in [...]

2019-12-19T15:12:52-06:00December 19, 2019|

Plans Underway to Transplant New Roots Farm

After 11 years, New Roots for Refugees has outgrown its space at Juniper Gardens. Soon, it will move to a new spacious location which will allow for program expansion, employment opportunities and an increase in volunteer engagement. The new site, which is being leased by Catholic Charities, is owned by the Archdiocese of Kansas [...]

2019-12-19T15:13:20-06:00December 19, 2019|

Feeding Hungry Kids Year-Round

This summer, 12,283 nutritious meals were served to children and adults through the Kids Summer Food Program. Although it wraps up in early August each year, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ commitment to feeding hungry kids continues throughout the school year. Due to the success of the Kids Summer Food Program over the last five [...]

2019-12-19T15:13:35-06:00December 19, 2019|

Family Support Centers Offer Continuum of Long-Term Services

Abby, a single mother, needed assistance with her electric bill. Upon meeting with a Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas case manager, Abby mentioned that she had three payday loans to help her with the bills, including her subsidized rent. Living on a fixed income and trying to provide for her teenage children’s daily needs, she [...]

2019-12-19T15:13:49-06:00December 19, 2019|

A Letter from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ CEO

I write this on the heels of attending the 2019 Convocation, an event where the Archbishop called each of us to engage in evangelization through friendship, active listening and prayer. Let each of us enflame our hearts, homes and communities with the message of Jesus Christ. Catholic Charities is a perfect example of the [...]

2019-12-19T15:14:19-06:00December 19, 2019|

Cents@Work Helps Employees Get Financially Fit

Financial stress can take its toll in the workplace. Employees become distracted throughout the day as they worry and try to address personal financial concerns. The employees, however, aren’t the only ones suffering. Businesses are affected, too, as an individual’s job productivity often decreases. Since Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has become a trusted resource [...]

2019-12-19T15:14:38-06:00December 19, 2019|

What’s Ahead for Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is in the midst of building the next version of a three-year strategic plan. A survey was recently administered to a combination of roughly 300 community partners, volunteers, donors and parish staff to gain feedback about the organization and how community needs are being addressed through programming and services. Lauren [...]

2019-12-19T15:14:52-06:00December 19, 2019|

Snow Ball Celebrates 45th Year

Photo (L to R): Honorary Presidents, Don and Patty Kincaid and Presidents, Neil and Fran Douthat. It started as a small, potluck supper. Over four decades later, Snow Ball has become one of the area’s largest philanthropic galas. Although it has grown considerably, its purpose and passion has remained – to help the poor and [...]

2018-11-19T17:15:59-06:00November 19, 2018|

I Hereby Declare…the Pursuit of Citizenship

At 72 years old, learning a new language and studying civics three days a week for several months, is no small feat. Palak, a refugee from Bhutan, did that and more. He passed his naturalization exam, took the Oath of Allegiance and became an American citizen! Palak is among the more than 250 students who [...]

2018-11-19T17:11:29-06:00November 19, 2018|

Rounding out my first 60 days…

Lauren Solidum, President & CEO "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.” 1 Peter 4:10 Rounding out my first 60 days at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, I reflect on why I am called to this vocation. The answer is summed up in two words – to serve. There [...]

2018-11-19T17:02:28-06:00November 19, 2018|