Refugee Summer School Program Impacts Students and Volunteers

The following is a reflection written by Andrea Curnes, a St. James Academy high school student who volunteered with our Refugee School Impact (RSI) Summer Program. The program collaborates with community partners, other Catholic Charities’ programs and volunteers to help prepare newly arrived refugee children for school in America. I had an incredible experience working [...]

Refugee Summer School Program Impacts Students and Volunteers2018-08-27T14:39:03+00:00

JLL Employees Serve as Good Samaritans to Refugee Farmers

You can never have too much of a good thing – unless it’s an over-abundance of fresh produce coupled with a shortage of storage. That’s the dilemma faced by two New Roots for Refugees graduate farmers. Fortunately, JLL, a firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, stepped in to help out. The JLL [...]

JLL Employees Serve as Good Samaritans to Refugee Farmers2018-08-27T15:59:31+00:00

Donate Your Car for a Greener Earth

Download Car Donation for a Greener Earth PDF. Find out everything you need to know about donating your car to help local families in need through Catholic Charities on our Cars4KC website.

Donate Your Car for a Greener Earth2018-04-19T09:55:36+00:00

Foster Grandparents Program Celebrated at National Service Day Event

On April 3, the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) federal funders, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), sponsored a special event recognizing the impact of  AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs in the KC Metro. The event was a celebration reception for National Service Day of Recognition. Grandma Betty Jean Walker shares a few stories [...]

Foster Grandparents Program Celebrated at National Service Day Event2018-04-04T14:29:59+00:00

The Boy on the Bridge

Guest story from Susan Straub, friend of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. It was dusk on a surprisingly warm Saturday on January 27th. I was running late, headed home. I knew Ernie was waiting for me to get home so we could go to a charity event. I have a habit of running a little [...]

The Boy on the Bridge2018-03-06T10:12:56+00:00

Donated Items Put to Good Use at TurnStyles Thrift Stores

Gently used items are donated daily to TurnStyles Thrift Stores. Thanks to these donations, individuals and families on a limited budget have an affordable place to shop.  Best of all, by shopping, they are impacting the lives of others who are struggling to make ends meet. TurnStyles is a volunteer-driven ministry of Catholic Charities of [...]

Donated Items Put to Good Use at TurnStyles Thrift Stores2018-07-09T11:56:19+00:00

Children’s Book Drive

We really need your help! Each child that comes into our Emergency Assistance Centers (EACs) typically picks out a book from our library to take home. These little tokens bring so many smiles to the faces of our youngest neighbors in need! Our EACs have been very busy and our bookshelves are completely empty... If [...]

Children’s Book Drive2017-12-05T14:43:02+00:00

Snow Ball is a Labor of Love

Pictured above: Snow Ball Table Committee Chairs, Joe and Melissa Valenciano, and Patron Committee Chairs, Mary and John Campbell. The dust had barely settled on the 43rd annual Snow Ball, when John and Mary Campbell, Patron Committee Chairs, and Joe and Melissa Valenciano, Table Committee Chairs, began garnering support for the next year’s event. The [...]

Snow Ball is a Labor of Love2017-11-15T15:56:44+00:00

A Different Kind of Drive-Thru

Deacon Charlie Cecil joins St. John Paul II parishioners distributing food to those in need. Cars began filling the parking lot on a Saturday as early as 6 am. Many parents had their children with them. They patiently waited - not for a big sporting event or music concert - but for bags [...]

A Different Kind of Drive-Thru2017-09-25T14:50:38+00:00

Students Give Back through Eagle Scout Projects

Hope Hero Shout Out! There are many ways to volunteer and make a difference at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Three Boy Scouts did just that this summer through their Eagle Scout projects. Thompson Penn, a freshman at Rockhurst High School, regularly helps load the Catholic Charities truck with food donations at Ascension parish. He [...]

Students Give Back through Eagle Scout Projects2017-09-12T15:22:12+00:00