School Supplies Donation

Employees of St. Luke's Cushing Hospital presented Jackie Masoner and Bethaney Watkins of Catholic Charities with school supplies collected during the month of July. The school supplies will be provided to families participating in the Leavenworth Emergency Assistance Program.

School Supplies Donation2018-08-13T11:23:30+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

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 Deeds2018-05-01T09:47:49+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 action2018-04-23T14:48:36+00:00