Viviano Variety Show’s Farewell Performance Benefits Catholic Charities

The 38th Annual Viviano Variety Benefit Show held its farewell performance in November. For nearly four decades, the holiday production has benefited local charitable organizations, including The Don Bosco Centers, Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, Hurtado Scholars Program, and most often our own.  “Catholic Charities has overwhelmingly been the organization of choice. 90 cents of every [...]

2022-12-14T13:34:31-06:00December 14, 2022|

Year-Round Healthy Meals for Children

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Kids Summer Food Program (KSF) may be more widely known throughout our agency for distributing and delivering free meals to children. But nutritious meals for children are available year-round through our federally-funded Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP has been part of our agency’s service offerings since the [...]

2022-11-30T11:07:11-06:00November 11, 2022|

Thanksgiving Turkey Drives Feed Families in Need

Over 2,500 frozen turkeys and holiday trimmings are expected to be collected for families this Thanksgiving, thanks to the generosity of community partners, parishes across the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, and the wealth management company, Creative Planning! Local parishes and Creative Planning host annual turkey drives the weekend before Thanksgiving. During the drives, [...]

2022-11-11T14:19:33-06:00November 11, 2022|

Catholic Charities Celebrates 10th Annual Gathering Event

Earlier this month, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas held its 10th Annual Gathering Event, at the home of Bridget Lee. Support from The Gathering sponsors and attendees helped Catholic Charities secure more than $160,000 to support the New Roots for Refugees program! In 2008, Catholic Charities, in partnership with Cultivate KC, began New Roots for [...]

2022-10-18T09:18:13-05:00October 17, 2022|

Walmart Grant — Hope Story During COVID-19

John, a single father of two came to one of our Family Support Centers for assistance after being laid off from his job because of COVID-19. He stated that this summer would be difficult for his family. Since John is not working, he is unable to provide for childcare, and is unsure how he [...]

2020-07-27T16:26:44-05:00July 27, 2020|

AT&T Supports Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas with Funding and Volunteer Hours

$5,000 Contribution and 400 Service Hours from AT&T Pioneers Will Support Books, Food, and Clothes for Rural Areas KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 2, 2018 — AT&T Pioneers is contributing $5,000 to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The funds will be used to stock the organization’s two Mobile Resource buses with books, food, and clothing for [...]

2018-11-14T17:15:04-06:00November 14, 2018|

Sole Reason Putting Your Heart and “Sole” into A Good Cause

Topeka resident, Jerry Hudgins, discovered a passion he could really put his heart and "sole" into.  After learning that a high percentage of local children, living below poverty level, lacked decent footwear, he looked for a way to fill a need.  That's when Sole Reason, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing area grade school children [...]

2016-08-22T17:25:46-05:00August 22, 2016|

Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes – SHOE KANSAS CITY

For nearly 20 years, Don and Leslie Nottberg have been in the business of providing customers with comfortable, quality shoes. They help clients replace shoes that don't properly fit their feet--or their needs. Soon they realized that when shoppers bought new shoes, their gently-used shoes oftentimes ended up taking space in the back of their closet.  This [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:58-05:00August 16, 2016|

New program delivers milk for needy directly to agencies

This article was originally posted on Wyandottedaily.com  Milk is one of the most desired staples for those who have a hard time affording groceries. But it’s one item many agencies have a hard time stocking because of transportation and storage issues. Harvesters—The Community Food Network has teamed up with Hiland Dairy on a new partnership, [...]

2019-08-15T21:06:47-05:00June 8, 2016|