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Shocking Stats to Bolster Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on 01/3/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Simple as 1, 2, 3

Uh oh… Day 3 into our New Year’s resolutions and we’re already backsliding.

Lucky for you if your resolution was to join with us in making New York a better place

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New Year's Resolution

Catholic Charities Needs You

Posted on 12/27/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

From Monsignor Sullivan

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, I look back with gratitude and forward with great hope.

I’m thankful for generous supporters like YOU who are living Pope Francis’ inspiring message to lift...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New Year, 2017, Monsignor Sullivan

Bragging About the Bronx Power 50

Posted on 12/21/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Why?  Two Hail from Catholic Charities!

Huge congratulations to Dianne Johnson & David Shuffler – named two of the Bronx Powerful 50! And their success on behalf of Catholic Charities with improving lives of New Yorkers in need....

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Bronx Power 50, Youth Ministries Peace and Justice, Dianne Johnson, David Shuffler

Raising Five Sons Alone, Three With Autism, Takes a Toll on a Mother’s Body

Posted on 12/20/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The Story Behind The Story of This New York Times Neediest Case

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Santa’s Elves Answer “Help Wanted” Ad

Posted on 12/16/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

St. Nicholas Shopping Day Kicks off the Christmas Season

Folks decked out in green Catholic Charities t-shirts, some wearing red Santa hats, and all armed with Christmas wish lists drafted by those we serve, dashed down the aisles of Kmart located in NYC's Astor Place last Saturday, December 10. They packed shopping carts with...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: St. Nicholas Shopping Day, Kmart Astor Place, Junior Board, St. Nicholas Project

Safety Tips to Combat Today & Tomorrow's Dangerous Arctic Cold

Posted on 12/15/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

How to Prepare for Extreme Cold Weather

Today’s blast of arctic cold is dangerous. Catholic Charities is here to help.

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: safety tips, extreme cold weather

Affordable Counseling in New York

Posted on 12/14/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities Parish Counseling Network

Let’s face it.  Life can be so confusing that we all need counseling sometimes.  But costs can keep us away.

Now, thanks to our Catholic Charities Parish Counseling...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Parish Counseling Network, Affordable Counseling

Best Way to Welcome the Christmas Season

Posted on 12/6/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

St. Nicholas Shopping Day Magic Turns Families into Santa’s Elves

Experience the day through our eyes through this great St. Nicholas Shopping Day video we pulled together.

Hurray! We celebrated St. Nicholas Shopping Day, the best way to welcome the Christmas holiday!

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: St. Nicholas Shopping Day, St. Nicholas of Westchester

#GivingTuesday Generosity Update

Posted on 12/1/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Netted over $10,000!

Supporters like you helped make this year’s #GivingTuesday a huge success for Catholic Charities and all the families who count on us here in New York…

Online #GivingTuesday gifts totaled slightly over $10,000...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: #GivingTuesday

Best Christmas Volunteer Opportunities in New York

Posted on 11/30/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Elves Needed!


Here are two of our St. Nicholas volunteers from last year's shopping day

At Catholic Charities we have the best Christmas Volunteer opportunities in New York. 

Our St. Nicholas Project...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: St. Nicholas Project, Christmas Volunteer opportunities, volunteer

Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Posted on 11/28/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Family Volunteer Day


On November 19th, 2016 families volunteered to support those in need

By Karen Daly

It was beginning to look and sound a lot like Christmas at Catholic Charities 2nd National Family Volunteer Day...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: National Family Volunteer Day

New York Times Neediest Cases: Stories Behind the Stories

Posted on 11/18/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

David Nublett & the Car Crash That Changed His Life


David Nublett

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, David Nublett

National Family Volunteer Day: What’s In It for You?

Posted on 11/10/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Top 8 Perks

Some say asking “what’s in it for us” is kind of missing the point when it comes to volunteering.

But the truth is the 2nd National Family Volunteer Day Catholic Charities is hosting on November 19 in New...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Family Volunteer Day

Tips on Tweets and Infrastructure Awareness, Too

Posted on 11/1/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Saying Thank You Has Never Been So Easy!

As regular Charity in Action  readers, you know how important infrastructure – meaning buildings, heating, technology – is for the accessible and safe quality service we provide.  So this week...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Nonprofit Infrastructure Week, Human Services Council

Superstorm Sandy’s Eerie Halloween

Posted on 10/28/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

A Recap of Resilience

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Hurricane Sandy, Disaster Case Management Program, Sandyween