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

A Fond Farewell

Sister Maria Heppler, OSB, Appointed Sub-Prioress of Mount St. Scholastica Sr. Maria Heppler celebrates over 35 years with Catholic Charities. Sr. Maria Heppler celebrates over 35 years with Catholic Charities. It's hard to say goodbye, especially when it comes to Sister Maria Heppler. Sister Maria, Director of the School Consultation Program, has been a [...]

A Fond Farewell2017-09-14T09:17:42+00:00

Seminarian Offers Summer of Service

When he rolled up in his 1969 red Chevy Stepside, seminarian Andrew Gaffney had no idea what a summer internship at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas would entail - but he was excited to find out. Serving others just seems to be in his DNA. Andrew has prepared his whole young life for an opportunity [...]

Seminarian Offers Summer of Service2017-08-29T09:45:24+00:00