CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS THE BIG WINNER OF CANOPOLY

Hope Hero Shoutout! 70,494 lbs! That’s the total weight of the 96,653 cans of food collected by the students, staff and parents during CANopoly -- Saint Thomas Aquinas’ food drive to benefit Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The impact? Even larger. All of the food from Aquinas’ annual food drive is taken by semi-truck loads [...]

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS THE BIG WINNER OF CANOPOLY2018-11-20T16:53:18+00:00

(TURKEYS + TRIMMINGS) + VOLUNTEER ARMY = THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS

Employees at Creative Planning, Inc. are used to helping others prepare for their financial future. But Saturday, November 17, they put aside the calculators and portfolios to help others prepare for Thanksgiving -- by making sure they have food on their table. Led by Peter and Veronica Mallouk, the wealth management company generously donated 500 [...]

(TURKEYS + TRIMMINGS) + VOLUNTEER ARMY = THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS2018-11-20T17:06:23+00:00

Prayer for a More Generous Heart Leads to Major Gift

Michael Shirley grew up with humble means. His parents were the product of the Great Depression and barely had the resources to care for their family. “They taught me early to save everything that I could,” says Michael. “They taught me to be frugal.” It was his mother, Irene, who grew up in an orphanage [...]

Prayer for a More Generous Heart Leads to Major Gift2018-11-20T16:37:53+00:00

Catholic Community Hospice: The Power of a Referral

 When a patient is referred to Catholic Community Hospice, it is for end-of-life care. However, that person’s care actually helps sustain life for local children, adults and seniors in need. Catholic Community Hospice is a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Unlike other hospice programs, funds generated help support 24 programs and services [...]

Catholic Community Hospice: The Power of a Referral2018-11-20T16:50:43+00:00

No Gift – or Giver – Too Small

Hope Hero Shout Out! Four-year-old Joslyn bounced through the doors at Catholic Charities pulling a wagon twice the size of her small frame. Days earlier, Joslyn had been pulling that same wagon through her neighborhood collecting food to donate to our Emergency Assistance Centers. Quiet and unassuming, Joslyn didn't quite know why all the fuss [...]

No Gift – or Giver – Too Small2018-10-01T17:10:33+00:00

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Welcomes New CEO

Lauren Solidum has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Solidum, who began her new role on August 13, has over 10 years of professional experience serving from the frontlines and leading organizations as a member of the executive team. Most recently, she served as Vice President [...]

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Welcomes New CEO2018-09-07T15:16:11+00:00

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

KIDS + NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES = GREAT START!

For weeks, families have been out doing the traditional back-to-school shopping. With lists in hand, they’re buying new backpacks, pink erasers, crayons, binders and more. But for parents struggling to feed their children, purchasing new school supplies isn’t always an option. Every year, Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) in Leavenw orth hosts a back-to-school [...]

KIDS + NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES = GREAT START!2018-08-27T14:49:44+00:00

KCK Emergency Assistance Center Expands to Meet Growing Needs

During an average day, 80 to 100 families walk through the doors of our Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) in Kansas City, Kansas. Some need aid feeding their families or paying rent or utilities. Others are there not just because they’re needing help, but they’re looking for hope. Up until recently, that EAC, which included a [...]

KCK Emergency Assistance Center Expands to Meet Growing Needs2018-08-27T15:44:52+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
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.