Kids Summer Food Program Wraps Up Another Successful Year

Having daily access to ample, nutritious food is something many of us take for granted. We so frequently will wake up, get ourselves ready for a day of busy-ness, and actively choose to forgo breakfast because we know a filling lunch is only a few hours away, with a substantial dinner to follow. For [...]

Kids Summer Food Program Wraps Up Another Successful Year2019-10-15T16:01:01-05:00

Brent’s Story — St. Rita Program Highlight

Brent, age 40, was raised on a farm in Basehor, KS. Like many hard working families, both of his parents worked full-time jobs. Growing up, Brent spent many hours with his grandparents. His grandfather was his role model, and would be instrumental to a major decision Brent would make later in life. After high [...]

Brent’s Story — St. Rita Program Highlight2019-10-08T10:12:52-05:00

Featured Volunteer Opportunity: Shalom House

Ways to Make a Difference Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you want to participate in meaningful work with a bigger purpose? Consider volunteering with Catholic Charities! Shalom House – Groups of volunteers that are 18 years of age and older are needed at Shalom House through our [...]

Featured Volunteer Opportunity: Shalom House2019-09-05T13:40:36-05:00

Bukaty Companies Help Foster Grandparents Navigate Healthcare Options

Foster Grandparents Program (FGP) participants beat the summer heat earlier this month as Carl Simonie, with the Bukaty Companies, was joined by Eddy Scanlon, with Humana, to hand out ice cream. This wasn’t the first time, however, that Bukaty Companies stepped up to serve this group. Since 2018, Bukaty Companies has partnered with FGP [...]

Bukaty Companies Help Foster Grandparents Navigate Healthcare Options2019-09-05T13:28:28-05:00

Summer of Service

They sorted food. They hung up clothing. They served! This summer, we were blessed to have eight youth groups put love into action and volunteer at our Hope Distribution Center and all three of our TurnStyle Thrift stores: Youth Volunteer Corps Greater Kansas City Jewish Community Center All Saints Catholic Community from Northern Iowa Catholic [...]

Summer of Service2019-09-05T13:24:52-05:00

School Supply Drive Equips Kids and Provides Relief to Families

Parishes and community partners showed their love for the kids in our community with back-to-school drives to benefit those served by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. This year, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Shawnee, donated 120 completely filled backpacks for students in grades K-5 at New Chelsea Elementary, Kansas City, Kansas. Additionally, they donated [...]

School Supply Drive Equips Kids and Provides Relief to Families2019-09-05T13:31:02-05:00

Ways to Engage

Volunteer and Learning Opportunities Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you want to participate in meaningful work with a bigger purpose? Consider volunteering with Catholic Charities! We have several immediate volunteer needs, such as: OVERLAND PARK: eBay Team Member: Catholic Charities has a team of volunteers who [...]

Ways to Engage2019-07-31T15:34:24-05:00

Highest Bidders Aren’t the Only TurnStyles eBay Winners

Pat Urnise has always found value in upcycled items. Couple that with his ability to fix things, it’s no wonder that his wife thought she found him the perfect volunteer opportunity with the TurnStyles Thrift eBay team. Turns out that she was right. Nine years later, Pat continues to be involved, serving as the [...]

Highest Bidders Aren’t the Only TurnStyles eBay Winners2019-07-31T15:34:21-05:00

Volunteers Help Clean Tornado Aftermath

Hope Hero Shoutout A special thanks to the volunteers who answered our call to help those in the Douglas County area hit by last month’s devastating tornado. Nearly 20 volunteers contributed over 50 hours of service removing debris, cutting down trees and much more. Others pitched in by providing equipment to help with the [...]

Volunteers Help Clean Tornado Aftermath2019-07-31T15:34:15-05:00