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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+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
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