KEEP YOUR LIGHT SHINING WITH OUR CATHOLIC CHARITIES MISSION

Have you ever gotten a gift that you will never forget? Something that changed the course of your life? Maybe it was something big – like a scholarship to the college of your choice, allowing you to pursue an education and a career that would serve you well throughout...

CAMERON SERVE & LIFT CENTER: MOBILE FOOD AND DIAPER DISTRIBUTION

We are incredibly blessed to see our Cameron Serve & Lift Center grow and be a resource, so those in our northern and rural neighborhoods can receive the help they need. On average, the Cameron Serve & Lift Center serves 120 families every month ranging from...

Run, Serve, Lift: Outpace Poverty 5K 2023

Our annual Outpace Poverty 5K was a huge success thanks to your endless support. We had a perfect warm and sunny Saturday morning! Not only was it a fantastic day for fellowship, but theperfect opportunity to bring awareness to the increasing rates of poverty in our...

BRIGID DUFFY

It was a sad day for young Brigid Duffy when her classmate, Kenny, moved away to Texas. Not because Kenny told the best jokes. Not because Brigid had a secret crush. No, Brigid had trouble seeing the blackboard, and Kenny kindly read it aloud for her. His departure...

A Flicker of Possibility

As we were preparing this newsletter, there were plenty of dark stories in our world. Wars, and rumors of war filled the news cycle. Episodes of violence and divisive rhetoric made headlines. Coupled with the shorter days of the fall season, it would be easy to get...

From the Desk of the CEO

Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, Isaiah prophesied that Christ's coming would be like a light shining in the darkness, a light that would defeat the chaos of sin with the peace of God's reign. As we ready ourselves for the Advent season and Christmas it...

Helping Where He Can

Jim Teihen is one of the regular volunteers you can call anytime, and he will be ready to help where he can. He has picked up shifts at the serve and lift center so there are two people available to help those coming in. In addition, Jim has picked up rescue food and...

Local Farmer Donates Fresh Produce

At the South Serve and Lift Center, an anonymous local, retired farmer donates fresh produce from his crops to give back to the community. His goal is to bring produce to the pantry at least twice a month, more often if his crops allow. The fresh produce that he...

Brunch Hygiene Drive

Pat Smith was reading the last newsletter when she was inspired by the opportunity for a hygiene drive. Instead of asking for donations from those in her community, she hosted a brunch. Pat invited 13 friends to her home and enjoyed time together while they each...

#RunServeLift Outpace Poverty 5K

#RunServeLift The Outpace Poverty 5K Run/Walk is an annual event, this year held on September 30th at Avila University. People of all ages come together to run or walk with the common goal of fighting poverty in our community. Participants can sign up individually or...

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Press Releases

Celebration of Hope Ball, Benefitting Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Fred Darbonne Direct: 816.659.9292 Email: fdarbonne@ccharities.com   Celebration of Hope Ball, Benefitting Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph   KANSAS CITY, MO,  February 26, 2024 (Press Release) – An annual ball to raise awareness and celebrate the hope restored for the families in the Kansas City- St. Joseph community; scheduled for Saturday, April 27th at the Historic Muehlebach Hotel. Come together as a community on Saturday, April 27th for Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s annual...

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Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph Receives Funding for Housing Stability and Eviction Diversion (HSED)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kisha Thomas, LMSW, Welcome Center Director kthomas@ccharities.com 816-659-8237    Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph Receives Funding for Housing Stability and Eviction Diversion (HSED) These funds prevent homelessness in our region.   KANSAS CITY, MO, JANUARY 2, 2024 (Press Release) – Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph (CCKCSJ) is honored to announce it has received funding from the partnership of Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) and Housing Stability and Eviction Diversion (HSED), for...

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Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kisha Thomas, LMSW, Food Pantry Director kthomas@ccharities.com 816-659-8237 Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Communications Team Meredith Fick communications@dvnf.org   Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation This grant prevents homelessness in our region   KANSAS CITY, MO, OCTOBER 16, 2023 (Press Release) – Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph (CCKCSJ) is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation...

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Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph Announces Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Susan Walker Direct: 816.659.8218 Email: swalker@ccharities.com   Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph Announces Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant KANSAS CITY, MO, JANUARY 2, 2023 (Press Release) –  Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph is pleased to announce that it has been issued a $900,000 challenge grant from The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. The Mabee Foundation awards challenge grants to inspire widespread public support and act as a catalyst to assist grantees in reaching their fundraising...

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