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+00:00

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+00:00

KIDS + NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES = GREAT START!

For weeks, families have been out doing the traditional back-to-school shopping. With lists in hand, they’re buying new backpacks, pink erasers, crayons, binders and more. But for parents struggling to feed their children, purchasing new school supplies isn’t always an option. Every year, Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) in Leavenw orth hosts a back-to-school [...]

KIDS + NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES = GREAT START!2018-08-27T14:49:44+00:00

Summertime is Hungry Time — Please Help

Originally posted on The Leaven by Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org Summertime is a lean time at the eight Emergency Assistance Center food pantries operated by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The demand for food goes up in the summer at the same time that giving drops off. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — They don’t plan [...]

Summertime is Hungry Time — Please Help2018-07-25T10:36:23+00:00

Denise Ogilvie Lends Voice to Summer Food Issues

 A special shout-out to our own Denise Ogilvie, Vice President of Outreach and Grants Management, who testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. She discussed the vital role that the summer meals program plays in the lives of children not only in Kansas, but across the country. Denise shared that more [...]

Denise Ogilvie Lends Voice to Summer Food Issues2018-07-18T15:50:18+00:00

New Roots for Refugees Offers Help to Those Who Need a Chance to Grow

Originally posted Kansas City Star BY ANNE MARIE HUNTER June 27, 2018 12:00 AM Updated June 27, 2018 12:00 AM Carrying his dreams and a gift for growing produce, Dhan Rai came to United States in 2009 with goal of building a better life. After a nine-year journey, the Bhutan native has found a home [...]

New Roots for Refugees Offers Help to Those Who Need a Chance to Grow2018-06-27T15:15:51+00:00

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 Farming2018-06-18T11:30:49+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 Classic2018-06-15T08:05:30+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, 24/72018-05-08T11:38:03+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 reality2018-05-03T14:41:21+00:00