Thom Fox Interviewed by Topeka’s WIBW13

Thom Fox, Manager of Grant Proposals & Relations at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, was interviewed by Topeka’s WIBW13 this past week. Thom spoke about United Way of Kaw Valley’s upcoming Day of Giving, an event which will enable people to donate to local non-profits and receive a matching gift! Thom also talked about our agency’s programs and services that [...]

2023-05-26T14:50:46-05:00May 18, 2023|

Help us Combat Childhood Hunger this Summer!

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas' Kids Summer Food program is gearing up to provide summer meals to children in 26 local and rural communities across northeast Kansas. Volunteer responsibilities include: Setting-up and cleaning-up of meal areas Distributing meals to children and adults Tracking meal counts Participating in activities with kids to encourage attendance Informing library [...]

2023-05-17T13:35:17-05:00May 17, 2023|

Take a Swing at Winning a Fabulous Raffle Prize

Next month's 42nd Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic Raffle is now open! If you are unable to join this year's event, you can still participate in our super raffle that supports Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas summer food initiatives, including our Kids Summer Food program. Prizes include an autographed Chiefs football, a [...]

2023-04-27T14:35:40-05:00April 27, 2023|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Receives 40,000 Pound Food Donation

“We serve our neighbors, of all faiths, through Help, Hope and Hospitality” is the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Last month, another religious organization joined us in our mission. On March 1, we received an immensely generous donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They shipped approximately 40,000 pounds of [...]

2023-04-27T14:34:59-05:00April 27, 2023|

Olathe Family Support Center (FSC) Clothing Closet Renamed “Sue’s Closet”

Since 2001, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Olathe Family Support Center Women’s Auxiliary Clothing Closet has provided free clothes, shoes and accessories to thousands of women in need. Individuals and families that come to Catholic Charities for assistance are able to access TurnStyles Thrift Stores for clothing donations; the clothing closet in Olathe has provided a [...]

2023-03-17T12:01:22-05:00March 17, 2023|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Grant is part of more than $73 million given by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to public safety organizations across the U.S. OVERLAND PARK, KS – Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently awarded an $18,265 grant to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (CCNEK) to purchase 13 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The new equipment will enable [...]

2023-02-28T11:54:56-06:00February 28, 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|

I Have a Dream…A Catholic Charities Hope Story

The best way to describe my experience with Catholic Charities is Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” I was referred to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas by my Zeta CDL training program coordinator after receiving [...]

2023-02-13T11:25:40-06:00February 13, 2023|