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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

‘TWAS THE WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

It’s that time of year when the temperature drops down and the tree goes up. It’s twinkling lights and jingle bells. It’s when children across the globe hang their stockings and carefully pen their wish list. It can be a magical time of the year. But, for families struggling financially, Christmas can also be an [...]

‘TWAS THE WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS2018-12-19T10:26:15+00:00

CELEBRATING THOSE WHO SERVE OTHERS

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves families in need over a half a million times each year. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of over 1,600 volunteers each month. Our volunteers not only provide a much-needed extra pair of hands, but they allow our agency on a whole to offer compassionate services to people [...]

CELEBRATING THOSE WHO SERVE OTHERS2018-12-19T10:21:12+00:00

GIVE JOY. GET JOY.

Hope Hero Shoutout! It started out as a project for their Theology class. It turned into a life lesson for this group of students at Bishop Ward High School. The students chose to coordinate a toy drive to benefit Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Christmas Store held at the Emergency Assistance Center in Kansas City, [...]

GIVE JOY. GET JOY.2018-12-19T10:20:25+00:00

A MESSAGE FROM LAUREN SOLIDUM, PRESIDENT & CEO

“I have no gift to bring pa rum pum pum pum….” I think all of us at one time or another can relate to the Little Drummer Boy. Although he had a God-given talent of being able to play a musical instrument, he still felt that he did not have any real gift worthy of giving [...]

A MESSAGE FROM LAUREN SOLIDUM, PRESIDENT & CEO2018-12-19T10:19:35+00:00

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