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The press releases and statements listed below include recent items for area news organizations.

Press Release: Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free

KANSAS CITY, KS – With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provides free meals to children during the summer. There are no income requirements or registration. Anyone age 18 or younger may come to eat. Kansas City, KS:  Meals [...]

Statement: Concerning the Executive Order – ‘Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry’

STATEMENT – JANUARY 30, 2017 Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Statement on behalf of The Archdiocese and Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas is reviewing the impact of President Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” on its own [...]

January 30, 2017|Press Releases, Refugees & Immigrants|

Press Release: Snow Ball – New Venue, Same Great Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2017 Contact: Zena Weist, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas 913.433.2045 zweist@catholiccharitiesks.org OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Overland Park Convention Center will be the new site for this year’s 43rd Annual Snow Ball benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. Lynn and Jay Reardon are the Presidents for the established black-tie gala, [...]

January 4, 2017|Press Releases|

Seaboard Foods ends year with meat donation to Catholic Charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Eaheart, APR (913) 261-2621 david_eaheart@seaboardfoods.com More than 300,000 servings of pork donated throughout the year to charitable organizations MERRIAM, Kan. (Dec. 29, 2016) — Seaboard Foods ended the year by donating 6,600 pounds of seasoned fresh pork and bacon to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas that will provide nearly 30,000 [...]

December 29, 2016|Press Releases|

Saint Thomas Aquinas Students Continue to Show They CAN Do it!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Zena Weist, Director of Marketing (Overland Park, Kan.) -- Just as the shelves were growing bare at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Hope Distribution food warehouse, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School students did it again.  They brought in an incredible 93,624 cans through their CANsas [...]

November 21, 2016|Press Releases|

Food rescue program tips the scales at one million pounds!

(Overland Park, Kan.) -- One million pounds. That’s $1.7 million worth of perishable food that area grocery stores have donated to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ food rescue program, since its start nearly two years ago. It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of 48 volunteer drivers who have logged over 2,000 hours to [...]

November 7, 2016|Press Releases|

Central National Bank Donates $5,000 to Benefit Catholic Charities

(Topeka, Kansas) - This afternoon Central National Bank presented a check for $5,000 to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas to support the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) in the Topeka area. The program is designed to help individuals get out from under the cloud of Payday Lenders. It has been successful in the Kansas City area, [...]

October 20, 2016|Financial Education, Press Releases|

Statement: Concerning the Kansas Decision to Withdraw from Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

STATEMENT – APRIL 28, 2016 Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Statement on behalf of The Archdiocese and Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas is reviewing the impact of the state’s withdrawal from the federal government’s refugee relocation program on its own refugee resettlement work. [...]

April 28, 2016|Press Releases, Refugees & Immigrants|

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHEAST KANSAS AND REBECCA WANG JOIN FORCES TO BRING VITAL AID TO THOSE IN NEED

(Overland Park, KS) – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (CCNEK) is living up to its mission of putting love into action by continuing to welcoming the stranger. This year, the agency is on pace to feed over 200,000 people, assist over 3,000 people in finding or sustaining permanent housing and keeping the utilities on for [...]

April 27, 2016|Press Releases|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Receives Walmart Foundation Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Zena Weist, Director of Marketing zweist@catholiccharitiesks.org 913.433.2045 CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHEAST KANSAS RECEIVES WALMART FOUNDATION GRANT (Overland Park, KS) – The Walmart Foundation awarded Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas a 2015 State Giving grant of $43,736. A total of $450,000 was distributed to 12 nonprofits [...]

April 27, 2016|Press Releases|