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Current Needs

Hope Changes Everything

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves our neighbors, of all faiths, through help, hope and hospitality. With your help, we are able to animate the Gospel by putting love into action.

Our needs are ever-changing in response to the issues facing those who are economically and socially challenged across our 21-county service area. Whether through volunteering, donating, working with us, or spreading the word about our services, you can answer the call to love by making a difference in our community.

With more than 30 programs, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has many active needs! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay the most up-to-date.

Urgent Need

An Ongoing Food Drought

With the rising cost of groceries, supply chain issues and a 69% increase of those accessing our eight food pantries, the demand to feed our neighbors in need is critical.

In 2022, we had an astounding 25,000 additional visits to our food pantries compared to the previous year. We are on par for that or more as the number of individuals served seeking food through our pantries continues to rise. At a time when food pantry visitors need us the most, our pantry shelves are growing empty. All our food pantries are experiencing what we call a food drought. Supply chain issues and today’s increasing inflation-related costs are making it difficult to purchase the food we need. Additionally, our donations are down almost 20%.

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We post our most up-to-date calls for volunteers, donations and other needs on our social media.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see our most important current needs!

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Our monthly newsletter features highlights from our programs, stories of hope, the challenges currently facing our communities and much more. Every month, we feature the programs which need the most volunteers, donations and support. 

Are you following our #40Ways40Days social media campaign? 

@catholiccharitiesks President and CEO Lauren Solidum shared with @theleavenkc how you can take action and make this Lenten season most meaningful for yourself and others by following along! 

Click the #LinkInBio to learn more.
This Lent, you can join forces with @catholiccharitiesks in uplifting individuals who are pregnant and/or going through the long process of adoption by sharing your own personal story or offering emotional support. 

#40Ways40Days
Have you ever struggled to answer God's call to "love your neighbor?" As we navigate this Lenten season, let us embark on a journey of building empathy so that we can become more loving towards others. 

Click the #LinkInBio to view our agency video and learn how @catholiccharitiesks is answering God's call to love. 

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Employees from Wagstaff & Cartmell Law firm recently spent time sorting items at our Hope Distribution Center food warehouse. Their hard work and dedication are truly appreciated - thank you for making a difference in our community! #LoveInAction
Over the last fiscal year, 61 expectant mothers received counseling, education, baby items and referrals to community resources through our Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative program and 12 families connected with us through our Adoption program. 

The impact of your generosity has the ability to transform the lives of expectant parents, newborns and adoptive couples throughout Northeast Kansas. This Lent, please consider making a donation to support the critical programs offered by @catholiccharitiesks.

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Put your #FaithIntoAction this Lent by organizing a baby supply drive for expectant mothers participating in our Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative (PMI) program!
 
PMI welcomes donations for newborn essentials such as diapers, clothing, blankets, bottles, pack ‘n plays and car seats. We kindly ask that any items donated be new or unused for health and safety precautions. 

To donate, email outreach@catholiccharitiesks.org.

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Catholic Schools Week may be over, but the impact of St. Patrick Catholic School's generosity is still being felt! Thanks to the school's amazing students and staff, 665 boxes of macaroni and cheese were collected to help feed over 1,500 individuals in our community. 💙🧀🍴
Eternal God, creator and sustainer of life, bless us with the courage to defend all life from conception to natural death. Bless us with the strength to respect all peoples from east to west, from north to south, so that we may truly follow the call of Jesus to be neighbor. We ask this in the name of Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Credit: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (@USCCB) 

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Donate Today

By making an unrestricted donation online, you directly support our current area of greatest need. We take stewardship of your gift seriously, with 90 cents of every dollar going directly to our programming. Thank you for your gift—we could not continue our mission without the generosity of supporters like you!

Called to Love

Thank you for answering the call to serve the current needs of our neighbors. We are always in need of volunteers and donations. If you have any questions, send us a message and we’ll get back to you soon!