Helping Afghan Refugees in Kansas—Interview on “The Shepherd’s Voice”

Archbishop Naumann interviews Lauren Solidum, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, about the Catholic Church's  efforts to relocate Afghan refugees here in our community, and how people can help in this crucial work of mercy. Recently in response the humanitarian crisis caused by NATO withdrawl from Afghanistan, the U.S. Conference of [...]

2021-11-02T09:00:16-05:00November 2, 2021|

Refugee Community Sponsorship

HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED! How You Can Make a Difference From our eNewsletter   Refugee Community Sponsorship: As part of a group, support refugees by choosing from a level of sponsorship: Level 1 (Housing Helper) - Collect donations for setting up a family’s home, participate in a home set-up, and (optional) welcome refugees at the airport. [...]

2021-10-26T15:33:56-05:00October 26, 2021|

Grade School Answers the Call to Welcome the Stranger

Hope Hero Shout Out! St. Joseph Catholic School in Shawnee combined prayer with action during a week devoted to “Welcoming the Stranger.” After learning about Catholic Charities’ resettlement efforts for those arriving from Afghanistan, Fr. Scott Wallisch, pastor, led a discussion about Scripture and what each of us are called to do. The students and [...]

2021-10-26T15:24:03-05:00October 26, 2021|

Work is Valuable and Dignifying

Almost every day we work. Work can take many forms and will look different from person to person. It is, however, a universal aspect of the human condition. We work. Throughout history, we have learned that work should be dignifying and the rights and dignity of the worker should be upheld. This is one of [...]

2021-10-21T14:19:07-05:00October 21, 2021|

The Seemingly Simple Tasks Prove Challenging

A Story of Hope from our Pregnancy Counseling Program So many times and in so many circumstances, I feel I take for granted the ease with which I can accomplish a task – refilling a prescription at a pharmacy, calling a doctor and asking for clarification regarding a diagnosis or treatment protocol, or even being [...]

2021-10-21T13:48:18-05:00October 21, 2021|

Volunteer Needs September 2021

How You Can Help Hy-Vee Store Captain: Saturdays only – once a month! Catholic Charities partners with four Johnson County Hy-Vee stores, who allow us to conduct food drives at their stores. Volunteer responsibilities include picking up a Catholic Charities vehicle, setting up a table at the store and overseeing volunteers. Resource Bus Driver: Direct assistance [...]

2021-10-08T10:51:56-05:00September 30, 2021|

Give a Non-Cash Gift and Receive Tax Savings

Did you know you can enjoy tax savings from certain types of gifts even if you don’t itemize your taxes? Here are a few examples: Contributions of appreciated property like stocks, bonds, real estate or cryptocurrency IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) for those over age 70 ½, counts toward required minimum distribution (RMD) Contributions of [...]

2021-09-30T11:11:32-05:00September 30, 2021|

Drives Assist Families with Costly School Supplies

Hope Hero Shout-Out! Thanks to parishes and individual donors, kids across our 21 county service area returned to school in style. Once again, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Shawnee, and St John Paul II, Olathe, showed their support and investment in the education of kids in our community through their back-to-school drives. In addition to parish support, we [...]

2021-09-30T11:08:32-05:00September 30, 2021|

Kids Summer Food Program Builds Healthier Communities

1 in 6 children face hunger in Kansas. The summer months are particularly hard for those who rely on free or reduced-cost lunches during the school year. Seven years ago, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas launched the Kids Summer Food Program to help address this issue of food insecurity. Since then, the need and the [...]

2021-10-08T10:51:57-05:00September 30, 2021|