Morning Glory Estate Sales Ready for Launch

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is excited to announce the launch of a new social enterprise: estate sales. The agency’s latest ministry, Morning Glory Estate Sales, will provide an experienced and professional estate liquidation service to clients living within Johnson County Kansas, with the intent to expand the enterprise’s service area [...]

2023-02-14T13:36:29-06:00February 14, 2023|

Fort Leavenworth Commissary Helps Supplement Decline in Food Donations

More often than not our rural Family Support Center (FSC) pantries struggle to receive as many food donations as our metropolitan locations. During a time when food droughts are rampant, FSC managers must get creative to offset a critical decline in donations. A unique partner to our Leavenworth FSC has been the Fort Leavenworth Commissary. [...]

2023-02-13T11:25:57-06:00February 13, 2023|

St. Rita Program Helps Nurse Fulfill Her Passion

April’s desire to become a nurse began when she was 20 years old. A supply clerk in a nursing home, she dreamt she was holding the hand of a resident who was dying. She knew then that she had a special calling to nursing. After becoming a full-time nurse, her passion for caring for patients [...]

2022-12-14T13:33:53-06:00December 14, 2022|

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|