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

Amor Vincit Omnia: Love Will Conquer All

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas had the opportunity to show a little love to the students at Saint Thomas Aquinas on Valentine's Day. Following an all school Mass, Outreach Coordinator Meg McLaughlin presented members of the Student Council with a plaque and photo collage in recognition of the Saints' amazing food drive to help feed [...]

Amor Vincit Omnia: Love Will Conquer All2018-02-22T15:49:26+00:00

A Place to Lay Their Head: Shalom House Receives Mattress Donation

Hope Hero Shout Out! Our Hope Hero Shout Out goes to Furniture Mall of Kansas Olathe for their generous donation of 24 new twin XL Tempur-Pedic mattresses complete with mattress covers and sheets to Shalom House. One of the store's owners, Jeff Winter, along with three of his employees, helped make the special delivery. The [...]

A Place to Lay Their Head: Shalom House Receives Mattress Donation2018-02-22T15:48:11+00:00

New Lawrence Space Allows for Greater Services and Volunteer Opportunities

Members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, community leaders, volunteers and supporters recently celebrated the opening of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas' newly relocated Lawrence Emergency Assistance Center (EAC).   The office, which was previously located at 1247 Kentucky Street, has moved just east of Iowa to 1525 West 6th Street. The new office has tripled in [...]

New Lawrence Space Allows for Greater Services and Volunteer Opportunities2018-02-22T15:46:59+00:00

Foster Grandparents Give in Many Ways

Throughout the school year, nearly 100 Foster Grandparent program volunteers can be found mentoring at-risk youths at schools, Headstarts and childcare centers throughout Wyandotte County. Even though the program participants are all seniors who meet federal low-income guidelines, it doesn't stop them from giving to those in need inside and outside the classrooms. During November, [...]

Foster Grandparents Give in Many Ways2017-11-17T13:07:32+00:00

Hospice Care: It’s About How You Live

When you mention the word 'hospice', people often become uncomfortable. They don't want to talk about death. What they don't realize, is that hospice care is about how you want to live. November is National Hospice Month. Catholic Community Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, is working to increase awareness about hospice [...]

Hospice Care: It’s About How You Live2017-11-17T11:10:17+00:00

Dave’s Hope Story: 40 Years in the Making

It had been awhile - 40 years in fact - when Dave placed his newborn daughter for adoption through Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. That's why a private Facebook message caught him by surprise. Last spring, Mandy, an adoptee, reached out to Catholic Charities for a copy of her adoption record. She was interested in [...]

Dave’s Hope Story: 40 Years in the Making2018-03-21T15:39:17+00:00

Saint Thomas Aquinas Students Unite to Help Those in Need

While some may have been hitting the snooze button on their alarm clocks on a cold Monday morning, a group of energetic seniors from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School were already at the school at 6 am. They weren't there for a required practice or pep rally. They were there to unload pick-up truckloads of [...]

Saint Thomas Aquinas Students Unite to Help Those in Need2017-11-17T10:43:49+00:00