In Kansas City, Kansas, Two Myanmar Natives Have Found Their Own Version of the American Dream Through Farming

Originally published on Feast Magazine / Natalie Gallagher / May 25, 2018 Joseph and Far Thang of Victoria Gardens arrived in Kansas City after fleeing persecution in their native country. Far Thang is a petite woman with a heart-shaped, youthful face. She primarily speaks Hakha Chin, a language found in pockets of Southeast Asia, including Myanmar’s [...]

In Kansas City, Kansas, Two Myanmar Natives Have Found Their Own Version of the American Dream Through Farming 2018-06-18T11:30:49+00:00

37th Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

TAKES A SWING AT HUNGER (Overland Park, Kan.) – When golfers hit the links at the 37th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic on Monday, May 14tth at Lake Quivira Country Club, they’ll be doing more than enjoying an afternoon of play. They’ll be helping Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas raise funds [...]

37th Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic 2018-06-15T08:05:30+00:00

Catholic Charities Delivers Help, Respect, 24/7

Original publish in The Leaven, May 4, 2018 by Ken Williams Recently, I was driving when the road narrowed unexpectedly from two lanes into one. Caught in the lane that was quickly running out, I was desperate to merge. My turn signal was on but each driver kept a close gap between themselves and the [...]

Catholic Charities Delivers Help, Respect, 24/7 2018-05-08T11:38:03+00:00

‘I am very, very proud of him.’ For 919 in Kansas City, college dream will be reality

Originally posted to the KC Star BY MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS mdwilliams@kcstar.com May 01, 2018 08:00 PM Updated May 02, 2018 09:47 AM Phul Biswa simply could not contain the smile that spread across her face as she watched her son receive a $50,000 KC Scholars award Tuesday at Wyandotte High School, in Kansas City, Kan. [...]

‘I am very, very proud of him.’ For 919 in Kansas City, college dream will be reality 2018-05-03T14:41:21+00:00

Roeland Park School Puts Down Books and Spends Day Doing Good Deeds

Originally published on KSHB Channel 41  Charlie Keegan 12:47 PM, Apr 27, 2018 ROELAND PARK, Kan. – Teachers told students to put down their books Friday at St. Agnes Catholic School. It was the school’s annual day of volunteering, nicknamed "Rams Reaching Out Day," after the school's mascot. The pre-k through 8th-grade school partners with [...]

Roeland Park School Puts Down Books and Spends Day Doing Good Deeds 2018-05-01T09:47:49+00:00

Editorial: Payday loans thrive without legislative action

Originally posted to CJOnline.com  /   Posted Apr 20, 2018 at 3:38 PM This session, the Kansas Legislature failed to consider legislation imposing restrictions on payday lending. In effect, that points to a failure among legislative leaders to protect vulnerable citizens of this state. A recent account on CJOnline.com told the sad tale of Bill Coffman, a veteran who struggles with [...]

Editorial: Payday loans thrive without legislative action 2018-04-23T14:48:36+00:00

Obtaining Federal Food Benefits Takes Time, Patience — No Matter What State You Live In

Bins of food wait to be sorted at Harvesters' warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri. It's a food bank that distributes to food pantries in 16 Kansas counties and 10 Missouri counties, according to Chief Resource Officer Joanna Seblien. ERICA HUNZINGER / HARVEST PUBLIC MEDIA The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the biggest [...]

Obtaining Federal Food Benefits Takes Time, Patience — No Matter What State You Live In 2018-04-23T09:55:17+00:00

Ken Williams: Volunteer Opportunities Equal Love in Action

This article was originally posted on The Leaven and written by Ken Williams, President & CEO, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. As a kid, Lent meant depriving myself of some tasty treat or television program. Sacrificial? Yes. Satisfying? Not always. As an adult, I grew to love the Lenten season. I found that, while denying [...]

Ken Williams: Volunteer Opportunities Equal Love in Action 2018-04-19T10:35:10+00:00

Catholic Charities Initiative Helps Kansans Stuck in Predatory Lending Cycle

Originally posted CJonline.com By Morgan Chilson Posted Apr 17, 2018 at 8:41 PM Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 11:45 PM Hard times hit Bill Coffman as he struggled with mental illness and the theft of $700 he kept in his dresser. To manage, he took out two payday loans, one for $500 and another for [...]

Catholic Charities Initiative Helps Kansans Stuck in Predatory Lending Cycle 2018-04-18T09:43:09+00:00

Movie, Panel to Focus on Topeka Predatory Lending

Originally posted CJOnline.com By Tim Hrenchir Posted Apr 15, 2018 at 7:50 PM A movie showing and panel discussion Tuesday will focus on predatory lending in Topeka. Topeka JUMP, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will host a screening of “Spent: Looking for Change” from 1:30 to 3:30 [...]

Movie, Panel to Focus on Topeka Predatory Lending 2018-04-16T13:58:49+00:00