The Punswick and Couch families invite you to an evening benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas.

The 47th Annual Snow Ball, the premiere fundraising event in Kansas City, will look a little different this year.

47 years ago, a group of committed supporters didn’t let a snow storm stop them from supporting and celebrating the work of Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. That tradition continues.

Celebrate on October 23rd!

Phil and Terry Punswick and Mark and Patty Couch invite you to join them for an online celebration on October 23rd at 7PM.

If you are unable to join, please consider supporting the work of Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas by donating below.

Questions? Please reach out to your hosts, or contact Theresa Gaul, Events Planner, at

Join Us on October 23rd at 7pm!

Tune in soon for a virtual video celebration! The video will automatically become available on October 23rd at 7pm.

Thank You to St. Paul Volunteers!

The parishioners of St. Paul have been very active in our community! These photos show just some of the volunteer opportunities that parishioners have been up to recently.

Hover over the sides of the photo slideshow to click the arrows and manually advance the slides.

Dedicated Volunteers

Wendy Andrrew
Pam Bollinger
Marcia Brockus
Max Brockus
Joann Burchfield
Jerrianne Clough
Mark Couch
Patty Couch
Marla Drees
Sandy Dugan
John Call
Cynthia Eichman-Call
Art Ercolani
Sue Ercolani
Margaret Foster
Gisella Gardner
Carolyn Guinan
Joleen Hallouer
Vincent Hallouer
Roger Herting
Sally Hoag

Rose Innis
Robbie Ivers
Ruby Ivy
Gene Kalwei
Margaret Klassen
Mary Kopecky
Lorraine Lorigan
Brian Magnuson
Ann Martin
John Martin
Anne Matteoni
Jim Matteoni
Bob McIntosh
Kevin McPartland
Louise Mead
Mary Jo O’Brien
Hendrika Parre
Charlene Petty
Ruth Pfeifer
Jim Phelps
Sara Pugh
Phil Punswick
Terry Punswick
Jan Rector
Del Ressler
Joann Ring
Sandy Rockey
Tom Rockey
Ann Schwermann
Anne Simpson
Marianne Sylvester
Anita Tebbe
Marjorie Thummel
Kathi Tully
Marie Vair
Dennis Wheeler
Carol Wheeler
Amy Wilbert
Gabriele Willdermood
Lisa Wise

Over 60 active volunteers from St. Paul are making an impact by serving with many Catholic Charities programs!

To volunteer, please see the opportunities below or contact Cari Olberding at

These are some of the ways that St. Paul parishioners have helped Catholic Charities this year:

  • Volunteering at the Olathe and Overland Park Family Support Centers
  • Distributing clothing at the Olathe clothing closet located at the FSC
  • Helping at Mass Food Distribution in Olathe
  • Tagging donations at TurnStyles Thrift stores
  • Running grocery store rescue crews
  • Sorting donations at Hope Distribution Center 
  • Serving with the Ladies Auxiliary
  • Helping to resettle refugee families
  • Serving meals at Shalom House
  • Making financial donations on Christmas Eve
  • Purchasing produce at the New Roots for Refugee market stand at St. Paul parish
  • Serving at the Family Support Center food pantries
  • Driving the Mobile Resource Bus and volunteering in rural areas
  • Keeping up to date with bulletin and announcements in support of ongoing Catholic Charities needs/events

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas relies on your support to provide help, hope, and hospitality to our local community.

We are grateful for your engagement and support, especially during this difficult year! Please join us on January 16th, 2021 for our Virtual Snow Ball gala!

St. Paul is Making a Difference

So far this year, St. Paul has made a profound impact in our community!

  • The parish donated 66,684 pounds of food since January, serving 1,667 local families in need!
  • St. Paul has donated more food than any other local parish since January—accounting for 26% of our overall food donations from churches!

Your donation helps make possible our mission of service and hope.

Each person who donates will be entered in a drawing to win two Snow Ball 2021 tickets. We will contact the winner on 10/24.

If you would like to mail in a check, please make it out to Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas and write “St. Paul Parish Party” on the check.

Mail to:
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
9720 W 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212


Although we aren’t having a typical party this year, we invite you to take a moment to review photos from last year!

Your Impact

Through our annual Snow Ball, Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas raises 50% of all private donations.
These donations help fund our more than 20 programs across our 21-county service area.

Above: A child in Kansas City receives a box of food from Catholic Charities’ Kids Summer Food program.


Our Impact During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, many businesses have closed their doors and many jobs have been lost. As more and more families are facing financial hardships, they are turning to Catholic Charities for help. We’ve shifted our priorities to food, housing, and healthcare ministries. 


Save the Date — January 16, 2021

Gather with your family or a small group of friends and join us online.

There will be no gala in the convention center, but we can bring the wonderful Snow Ball experience to your living room!
We’ll deliver everything you need to enjoy a delightful Snow Ball from the comfort of your own home.