Catholic Charities Resource Bus Brings Hope to Rural Communities

by Jan Dixon Special to The Leaven MOUND CITY — Neighbors helping neighbors. That’s what was happening when the Catholic Charities Resource Bus parked in the lot of Sacred Heart Parish here recently. And it’s what happens every Tuesday and Thursday when the Resource Bus takes goods and services to the rural communities of the [...]

Catholic Charities Resource Bus Brings Hope to Rural Communities2018-10-15T11:10:02+00:00

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – Earthly Angels Provide Comfort at the End of Life’s Journey

Although it can be hard to accept, death is a stage in all of our lives. Through the Angel Vigil program, Catholic Community Hospice provides around-the-clock bedside volunteers, so that patients and their family members don't have to go through these final hours alone. Catholic Community Hospice Volunteer Director, Bonnie Krause, provides training to those [...]

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – Earthly Angels Provide Comfort at the End of Life’s Journey2018-07-11T10:42:35+00:00

Share the Journey: St. Agnes Rams Reaching Out Day

 For the fourth straight year, over 300 students at St. Agnes Catholic School dedicated a day of service, Rams Reaching Out Day, to benefit the many ministries of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Divided among the 21+ programs at Catholic Charities, a large group of students sorted over 1600 lbs of food at the Hope Distribution [...]

Share the Journey: St. Agnes Rams Reaching Out Day2018-05-03T13:54:16+00:00

Ken Williams: Volunteer Opportunities Equal Love in Action

This article was originally posted on The Leaven and written by Ken Williams, President & CEO, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. As a kid, Lent meant depriving myself of some tasty treat or television program. Sacrificial? Yes. Satisfying? Not always. As an adult, I grew to love the Lenten season. I found that, while denying [...]

Ken Williams: Volunteer Opportunities Equal Love in Action2018-04-19T10:35:10+00:00

Donate Your Car for a Greener Earth

Download Car Donation for a Greener Earth PDF. Find out everything you need to know about donating your car to help local families in need through Catholic Charities on our Cars4KC website.

Donate Your Car for a Greener Earth2018-04-19T09:55:36+00:00

Foster Grandparents Program Celebrated at National Service Day Event

On April 3, the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) federal funders, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), sponsored a special event recognizing the impact of  AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs in the KC Metro. The event was a celebration reception for National Service Day of Recognition. Grandma Betty Jean Walker shares a few stories [...]

Foster Grandparents Program Celebrated at National Service Day Event2018-04-04T14:29:59+00:00

St. Michael the Archangel Parish Serve Day Benefits Neighbors in Need

Hope Hero Shout Out! Parishioners from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church celebrated their Parish Serve Day by donating their time and service to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Many hands made light the work as volunteers gathered at Hope Distribution Center to help sort food donations and prepare the inventory for distribution to each [...]

St. Michael the Archangel Parish Serve Day Benefits Neighbors in Need2018-03-27T14:29:37+00:00

Service Unites Interfaith Group

Although they may not share the same faith, this group of students is very alike when it comes to serving others. Students from Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, The Islamic School of Greater Kansas City, Rockhurst High School and Notre Dame de Sion High School for Girls are part of an interfaith youth group that recently [...]

Service Unites Interfaith Group2018-03-27T14:30:47+00:00

AmeriCorps Members Help Get Things Done

Alexandra Kolker never imagined at this point in her life that she would have the opportunity to interact with an international population and teach life skills to new immigrants. Thanks to a partnership between Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and AmeriCorps VISTA, she and others like her, are gaining more than professional experience - they're [...]

AmeriCorps Members Help Get Things Done2018-03-27T14:31:49+00:00

The Boy on the Bridge

Guest story from Susan Straub, friend of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. It was dusk on a surprisingly warm Saturday on January 27th. I was running late, headed home. I knew Ernie was waiting for me to get home so we could go to a charity event. I have a habit of running a little [...]

The Boy on the Bridge2018-03-06T10:12:56+00:00