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

Beth’s Hope Story: Achieving Goals

Hi, my name is Beth and this is my hope story... I started the Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Family Financial TransformationsTM program back in December. I am a single mom of three kids and had been struggling with my finances for the past few months. In December, I came to Catholic Charities to enroll [...]

Beth’s Hope Story: Achieving Goals2018-08-27T16:00:00+00:00

St. Michael the Archangel Parish Serve Day Benefits Neighbors in Need

Hope Hero Shout Out! Parishioners from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church celebrated their Parish Serve Day by donating their time and service to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Many hands made light the work as volunteers gathered at Hope Distribution Center to help sort food donations and prepare the inventory for distribution to each [...]

St. Michael the Archangel Parish Serve Day Benefits Neighbors in Need2018-03-27T14:29:37+00:00

Service Unites Interfaith Group

Although they may not share the same faith, this group of students is very alike when it comes to serving others. Students from Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, The Islamic School of Greater Kansas City, Rockhurst High School and Notre Dame de Sion High School for Girls are part of an interfaith youth group that recently [...]

Service Unites Interfaith Group2018-03-27T14:30:47+00:00

AmeriCorps Members Help Get Things Done

Alexandra Kolker never imagined at this point in her life that she would have the opportunity to interact with an international population and teach life skills to new immigrants. Thanks to a partnership between Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and AmeriCorps VISTA, she and others like her, are gaining more than professional experience - they're [...]

AmeriCorps Members Help Get Things Done2018-03-27T14:31:49+00:00