Lauren Solidum, President & CEO

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.”
1 Peter 4:10

Rounding out my first 60 days at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, I reflect on why I am called to this vocation. The answer is summed up in two words – to serve.

There is no better opportunity to serve our neighbors in need than through the many ministries of Catholic Charities. But we cannot do it without you. In another two words, I am asking you to join us.

Unsure where to start? Connect with us for a bus tour to understand the operations of many of our ministries. Maybe you are ready to jump in and donate your time through volunteering. Together, we can fulfill the Gospel mandate to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy.

Help feed the hungry by sorting food at one of our Emergency Assistance Centers or Hope Distribution Center; clothe the naked by collecting and sorting gently used donations with your family at our TurnStyles Thrift stores; shelter the homeless by sharing a meal with our Shalom House residents; welcome the stranger by tutoring our Citizenship Preparation program participants; or care for the sick and homebound through our Friendly Visitors, In-home Support, and Catholic Community Hospice ministries.

Catholic Charities offers the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ. We are a gateway to serve and interact with a multitude of other organizations supporting those in need within this community. We need you to help share the Catholic Charities story.

I will conclude with yet another two words – thank you!

Thank you to those who have graciously given time, talent and treasure to continuing the mission of Catholic Charities. Your contributions offer life-changing impact throughout the 21 counties we serve.
I look forward to getting to know you through one of these Catholic Charities experiences as we join together to serve our neighbors.