Viviano Variety Show’s Farewell Performance Benefits Catholic Charities

The 38th Annual Viviano Variety Benefit Show held its farewell performance in November. For nearly four decades, the holiday production has benefited local charitable organizations, including The Don Bosco Centers, Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, Hurtado Scholars Program, and most often our own.  “Catholic Charities has overwhelmingly been the organization of choice. 90 cents of every [...]

2022-12-14T13:34:31-06:00December 14, 2022|

Snow Ball Provides Ongoing Relief to Communities in Need

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Overland Park Convention Center will be hosting the 49th Annual Snow Ball benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Kevin and Pam Kramer and Nelson and Marcia Newcomer will serve as the evening’s Presidents and Honorary Presidents, respectively. The black-tie gala will include a cocktail [...]

2022-11-21T14:44:20-06:00November 21, 2022|

Impact of the Golf Classic—Interview with 810 WHB Radio

  The 40th Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic benefiting Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas will take place on Monday, May 10, 2021. In this interview with 810 WHB Sports Radio, Soren Petro discusses the Golf Classic and the mission of Catholic Charities with our CEO Lauren Solidum. (Lauren Solidum's interview [...]

2021-05-06T14:09:04-05:00May 6, 2021|

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 [...]

2020-09-03T15:16:25-05:00September 3, 2020|

Help Drive Out Hunger in Our Community!

In the last several years, the Golf Classic's Fund-A-Need has successfully supported Catholic Charities' summer food initiatives. Typically, donations are down nearly 50% during those months, yet the need increases by 27% as kids are home for break. This year the circumstances are different , and the need for food is even greater. Due to COVID-19, many businesses [...]

2020-06-29T14:52:30-05:00June 29, 2020|

Save the Date! Grace & Gratitude Rosary and Reflection Event

We invite you to join our Catholic Charities team in praying the Rosary with our mediation focusing on the Gospel of Matthew 25:35-36 and how the Corporal Works of Mercy are lived out with you through the work of Catholic Charities. We miss seeing each of you in person, but your presence is felt as we join together [...]

2020-06-29T14:52:52-05:00June 29, 2020|

New! Save the Date—2020 Golf Classic

We understand that most people aren't thinking about golf right now. That's why we have re-scheduled the 39th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic to Monday, August 24, 2020. By participating in the golf tournament, you are raising crucial funds for food assistance. Families need that help now more than ever before. During these [...]

2020-05-01T14:33:09-05:00May 1, 2020|