St. Michael’s Students Pay-it-Forward

Check out this awesome story! St. Michael’s second graders participated in a classroom project to raise money for Catholic Charities. In addition, their teacher nominated Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas for FOX 4’s Pay-it- Forward segment. We are so thankful and blessed for St. Michael’s donation, and for nominating Catholic Charities! https://fox4kc.com/2019/05/20/catholic-charities-receives-1330-donation-to-help-community-thanks-to-local-second-grade-teacher/

St. Michael’s Students Pay-it-Forward2019-05-30T11:01:49-05:00

Food Drives Like St. Patrick’s Critical to Pantries

Volunteers from Catholic Charities load up donations from St. Patrick Parish in Kansas City, Kansas, on Dec. 15. PHOTO BY PAULA FROST by Bob Hart Special to The Leaven KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provides food assistance for thousands of families and individuals each year. But the cold winter [...]

Food Drives Like St. Patrick’s Critical to Pantries2019-01-14T17:22:38-05:00

Snow Ball Presidents Raise Funds and Awareness for Catholic Charities

Neil and Fran Douthat will serve as presidents of the 45th annual Snow Ball benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. The event is set for Jan. 19 at the Overland Park Convention Center. by Carol Cowdrey Special to The Leaven OVERLAND PARK — When Neil and Fran Douthat were asked to serve as presidents [...]

Snow Ball Presidents Raise Funds and Awareness for Catholic Charities2019-01-03T16:00:05-05:00

Stand Against Public Charge to Protect Immigrant Families

Care for the stranger, the hungry, the sick, and the homeless are fundamental to the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Therefore, we share the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Charities USA’s concern with the proposed change to the “public charge” eligibility requirement recently published by the Department of Homeland Security [...]

Stand Against Public Charge to Protect Immigrant Families2018-12-06T10:06:55-05:00

Listen: Sharing the Journey through Catholic Charities Refugee Services

  Today, our shepherd, Archbishop Joseph Naumann talks with Rachel Pollack, the director of Refugee and Immigrant Services for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. More people today are living as refugees or displaced persons than any time since World War II and the world now has over 65 million people who are uprooted [...]

Listen: Sharing the Journey through Catholic Charities Refugee Services2018-12-03T10:30:13-05:00

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS THE BIG WINNER OF CANOPOLY

Hope Hero Shoutout! 70,494 lbs! That’s the total weight of the 96,653 cans of food collected by the students, staff and parents during CANopoly -- Saint Thomas Aquinas’ food drive to benefit Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The impact? Even larger. All of the food from Aquinas’ annual food drive is taken by semi-truck loads [...]

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS THE BIG WINNER OF CANOPOLY2018-11-20T16:53:18-05:00

Snow Ball Celebrates 45th Year

Photo (L to R): Honorary Presidents, Don and Patty Kincaid and Presidents, Neil and Fran Douthat. It started as a small, potluck supper. Over four decades later, Snow Ball has become one of the area’s largest philanthropic galas. Although it has grown considerably, its purpose and passion has remained – to help the poor and [...]

Snow Ball Celebrates 45th Year2018-11-19T17:15:59-05:00

Job is a calling for new Catholic Charities CEO

Originally publish in The Leaven By Carol Cowdrey Special to The Leaven Lauren Solidum takes time out of her tour of Juniper Gardens, the training farm for the New Roots for Refugees farmers in Kansas City, Kansas, for a photo. New Roots is one of the many programs of Catholic Charities that Solidum will [...]

Job is a calling for new Catholic Charities CEO2018-09-07T10:43:16-05:00

Feeding Minds and Bellies

For the past three years, the staff and children at the St. Marys library have participated in the Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and designed to give children access to free, nutritious meals when school is not in session. Above, Mercy McCann enjoys a juice box [...]

Feeding Minds and Bellies2018-08-17T16:26:19-05:00