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|

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 [...]

2018-09-07T10:43:16-05:00September 7, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-08-17T16:26:19-05:00August 17, 2018|


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 [...]

2018-08-27T14:49:44-05:00August 13, 2018|

Summertime is Hungry Time — Please Help

Originally posted on The Leaven by Joe Bollig 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 [...]

2018-07-25T10:36:23-05:00July 25, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-07-18T15:50:18-05:00July 18, 2018|