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Catholic Charities Celebrates Topeka’s Growth and Generosity

Topeka Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
Topeka Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Archbishop Naumann, Ken Williams, CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, local priests and more than 50 supporters gathered at the historic Dillon House in Topeka to celebrate the continued support and generosity of the community. It was also an occasion to recognize Catholic Charities’ upcoming 60 th anniversary milestone.

During the evening, the programs and services now available at our Topeka Emergency Assistance Center were highlighted. In addition, the launch of our newest Topeka program, the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP), was announced. This loan refinance program works in partnership with a bank to combat predatory lending.

Last year, Catholic Charities provided food to individuals in Topeka more than 48,000 times – making it our second largest food pantry. Food brings mothers, fathers and children to our doors, and it serves as the entry point for families to receive additional services including clothing, shelter, diapers, hygiene products, rent & utility assistance, financial literacy and so much more.

We couldn’t continue to meet the growing needs of those in Topeka without the constant support of the community. It’s evident that they live by the words of newly canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta, “The greatest good is what we do for one another.”

Pictured: Catholic Charities supporters Doug Sterbenz, Jim Schmank, Madge Schmank and Kelly Kearney, VP of Development, celebrate the evening.

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