FUND A FARMER – SUPPORT NEW ROOTS FOR REFUGEES

Eat seasonally and locally through the New Roots for Refugees Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This year, instead of buying directly from one farmer, customers will purchase a New Roots CSA share, allowing them to enjoy produce from multiple farmers in our training program. “We’re excited about this new model,” says Meredith Walrafen, New Roots [...]

FUND A FARMER – SUPPORT NEW ROOTS FOR REFUGEES2019-03-28T14:06:24-05:00

LOCAL BUSINESSES INVEST IN VOLUNTEERING

Hope Hero Shout Out! “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” ― Sherry Anderson Each month over 1,600 volunteers play a crucial role in helping Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serve those in need throughout our 21 county service area. Whether they volunteer daily, weekly, monthly or help with a [...]

LOCAL BUSINESSES INVEST IN VOLUNTEERING2019-03-28T14:00:00-05:00

STUDENTS ACHIEVE DREAM OF BECOMING AMERICAN CITIZENS

“I feel that I belong to this country, and I am so happy!” exclaimed Akram Karimino. Akram was among the 24 students from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Citizenship Preparation Program who became an American citizen last week. They represented Burma, Bhutan, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq and Mexico. A total of 423 people from 69 countries [...]

STUDENTS ACHIEVE DREAM OF BECOMING AMERICAN CITIZENS2019-03-28T14:09:30-05:00

VITA Program Hits the Road

When Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Mobile Resource Bus rolls into some of our rural communities over the next couple of months, there will be a new service on board – free income tax help for families in need. “The IRS has emphasized that the rural communities have very limited resources for tax support,” explains [...]

VITA Program Hits the Road2019-02-28T09:29:57-05:00

St James Academy Builds a Way to Help Feed the Hungry

It may have been cold outside, but inside St James Academy the annual Canstruction competition was heating up. For weeks prior, students brought in canned food, cereal and boxes of Mac & Cheese in preparation for the event. Then, each school community banded together to erect a structure from their food contributions. With every "canned [...]

St James Academy Builds a Way to Help Feed the Hungry2019-02-28T09:18:56-05:00

Experience the Impact of Catholic Charities with a Bus Tour

Join Catholic Charities of Northeast Kanas for coffee, bagels and an interactive bus tour. Experience firsthand the impact of your generosity on Catholic Charities in our community. During the tour, you’ll be able to engage with Catholic Charities leadership and travel to its local mission operations to learn about a variety of its ministries, including [...]

Experience the Impact of Catholic Charities with a Bus Tour2019-02-28T09:14:38-05:00

Take the Lenten Challenge

Give up 40 items for Lent and donate them to one of our three TurnStyles Thrift stores. Sort through those shirts, jeans and shoes that you no longer wear. Clear out those kitchen pots, pans and gadgets that are taking up cabinet and counter space. And while you’re at it, you might as well tackle [...]

Take the Lenten Challenge2019-02-28T09:09:41-05:00

HOPE HERO SHOUT OUT!

Neil and Fran Douthat Although humbled at the prospect of leading Snow Ball and representing Catholic Charities, Neil and Fran Douthat didn't exactly jump at the chance to serve as the 45th Annual Snow Ball Presidents. They hesitated because, while Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths, Neil would be the first non-Catholic to serve [...]

HOPE HERO SHOUT OUT!2019-02-12T15:04:40-05:00

SNOW BALL PRODUCES HOT RESULTS DESPITE FREEZING TEMPS

Over 1,800 attendees of the 45th Annual Snow Ball braved the frigid temperatures on January 19 to celebrate the evening in support of Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. Neil and Fran Douthat took the helm as this year's Snow Ball Presidents while Don and Patty Kincaid served as the Honorary Presidents. Both couples have [...]

SNOW BALL PRODUCES HOT RESULTS DESPITE FREEZING TEMPS2019-02-12T15:00:44-05:00

Future is Bright for St. Rita Participants

Lavaunte has always been passionate about auto technology. Without the proper training, that passion unfortunately couldn’t translate into income. He needed more education, but as the youngest of five, no one in his family had ever had the option of attending college — until now. Lavaunte was among a group of six participants who participated [...]

Future is Bright for St. Rita Participants2019-02-12T15:11:17-05:00