A new pantry opens to give a helping hand

By Susan Walker DOING SMALL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE We always celebrate the feast day of Mother Teresa at Catholic Charities. This diminutive saint, with a heart large enough to hold all who are in need, is a guide and inspiration to our staff and visitors. Her image...

Helping one person at a time

What do you visualize when you hear “hub and spoke”? Perhaps it is a wagon wheel. This is the vision of the new Catholic Charities Food Pantry. The pantry, as a hub, is a location for accessing food and other emergency services. After the immediate crisis is...

A Note from the CEO

By Karen Noel, CEO We are all familiar with the image of a small, stooped woman clothed in a white and blue habit, bending over a child, or a dying person, in a hospital or on the streets of her community. She always appears to be so tiny in stature – yet her impact...

Volunteers are the Beating Heart of the Pantry

It might seem daunting to live up to Mother Teresa’s example of selfless volunteerism, but don’t let that stop you from jumping on the bandwagon! Recently, the volunteer corps at Catholic Charities has been busy providing emergency food distributions at the pantry, at...

Food insecurity

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Ready. Set. Outpace Poverty.

By Brooke Hilst Lace up your sneakers to hit the ground running at Outpace Poverty 2021 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Frank A. Theis Park. This year’s 5k Run/Walk will be an in-person event with a virtual component for those unable to attend event day...

Welcome to Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities takes direct action to relieve anxieties and remove burdens while simultaneously lifting people to the dignity of self-reliance. With an innovative approach, we address urgent life situations, and then lead men, women and families  through services...

Is planned giving an option for you?

By Whitney Meiners Everyone wants to leave a mark on the world and be remembered. Perhaps a charitable donation through a planned gift to Catholic Charities is how you will make an impact on the world (or at least in your community). Charitable donations made through...

Thank you, Mrs. Bickimer

By Susan Walker Each of us has certain qualities that make us uniquely who we are – some aspect of our personality that comes to mind immediately at the mention of our name. For Carole Bickimer, that quality was service to others.  By all accounts, Carole embraced...

Emergency Assistance is critical at this time of year. What will 2021 bring?

In 2019, from July through October, $358,735 in rent and utilities was provided at the Catholic Charities Welcome Center. In 2020, that rose to 479,932.  In the news

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