Meet the 2019 St. Rita Center Graduates!

Brent never imagined that he would be graduating – let alone with honors --from Kansas City, Kansas Community College’s (KCKCC) Technical Education Center. But he did, alongside his son, earning an HVAC certificate. Brent was joined by fellow graduates Jonathan, Chanel and Neicy. All are part of the second co-hort from Catholic Charities’ St. Rita [...]

2019-07-09T14:22:25-05:00July 9, 2019|

VITA Program Helps Increase Financial Stability

With tax season in the books, Catholic Charities' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program added some impressive numbers to the bottom line. Through VITA, IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to those who make $55,000 or less or persons with disabilities who need assistance in preparing their own tax [...]

2019-07-09T14:29:42-05:00July 9, 2019|

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/

2019-05-30T11:01:49-05:00May 30, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-01-14T17:22:38-06:00January 14, 2019|

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 [...]

2018-12-06T10:06:55-06:00December 6, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-11-20T16:53:18-06:00November 20, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-11-19T17:15:59-06:00November 19, 2018|