Interview with Sports Radio 810

We are so grateful to our friend and Sports Radio 810 WHB personality, Nate Bukaty, for hosting our very own Lauren Solidum, CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, and Pam Kramer, who is serving as the 2023 Snow Ball President along with her husband, Kevin. Lauren and Pam discussed the upcoming Snow Ball event [...]

2022-12-28T14:00:54-06:00December 28, 2022|

Viviano Variety Show’s Farewell Performance Benefits Catholic Charities

The 38th Annual Viviano Variety Benefit Show held its farewell performance in November. For nearly four decades, the holiday production has benefited local charitable organizations, including The Don Bosco Centers, Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, Hurtado Scholars Program, and most often our own.  “Catholic Charities has overwhelmingly been the organization of choice. 90 cents of every [...]

2022-12-14T13:34:31-06:00December 14, 2022|

Snow Ball Provides Ongoing Relief to Communities in Need

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Overland Park Convention Center will be hosting the 49th Annual Snow Ball benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Kevin and Pam Kramer and Nelson and Marcia Newcomer will serve as the evening’s Presidents and Honorary Presidents, respectively. The black-tie gala will include a cocktail [...]

2022-11-21T14:44:20-06:00November 21, 2022|

Skills Mismatch — a Root Cause of Poverty

by Lauren Solidum Special to The Leaven "The strong job market isn’t benefiting all Americans," according to an article by McKinsey & Company. It illustrates a point that is incredibly necessary to understand as we navigate the modern  world. Many Americans face persistent barriers to finding a job, even as employers are struggling to fill [...]

2022-11-11T14:19:05-06:00November 11, 2022|

Shalom House to Reopen in December

In December, the doors of Shalom House will joyfully re-open as Shalom House Men’s Transitional Living Program at Sanctuary of Hope in Kansas City, Kansas. Men experiencing homelessness will have a safe, dignified place to eat a hot meal, shower, sleep and, most importantly, engage in long-term programming that will change the trajectory of their [...]

2022-11-11T09:33:17-06:00October 21, 2022|

Help Catholic Charities Fight Hunger, One Family at a Time

by Lauren Solidum Special to The Leaven “For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things” (Ps 107:9). In Kansas, one in every 10 people is food  insecure, meaning that they are unsure where their next meal will come from. This figure includes over 100,000 children. In a country like the United [...]

2022-10-17T13:14:19-05:00October 17, 2022|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Part of United Way’s Impact 100

United Way of Greater Kansas City named Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas on its inaugural Impact 100 list of local community partners! These community partners were identified by United Way as those addressing the most vital health and human service challenges in our community. Impact 100 organizations will receive unrestricted funding from United Way's annual giving campaign to address [...]

2022-07-25T15:08:59-05:00July 25, 2022|

Understanding the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Understanding the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Update: May 31, 2022—In response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Congress has passed the Ukrainian Aid package that authorizes the enrollment of specific Ukrainian populations and other non-Ukrainian individuals into Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) funded services and programs.Who is eligible?·     Citizens or nationals of Ukraine, and non-Ukrainian individuals [...]

2022-05-31T09:37:38-05:00April 5, 2022|

Helping Afghan Refugees in Kansas—Interview on “The Shepherd’s Voice”

Archbishop Naumann interviews Lauren Solidum, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, about the Catholic Church's  efforts to relocate Afghan refugees here in our community, and how people can help in this crucial work of mercy. Recently in response the humanitarian crisis caused by NATO withdrawl from Afghanistan, the U.S. Conference of [...]

2021-11-02T09:00:16-05:00November 2, 2021|