Day Laborers Are Kings for the Day

Posted on 01/13/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Women decked in flowing dresses, men sporting black sombreros and children with arms piled high with gifts joined Catholic Charities staff and volunteers to celebrate Three Kings Day on Saturday, January 9th, at St. Peter’s School...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Obreros Unidos, Yonkers, Three Kings, Day Laborers

Hey, What’s Going on at ShopRite?

Posted on 01/13/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

One sign, “World’s Greatest Can Can Sale,” means soup and sauce are bargains.

But how about the other new sign, “Feeding Our Neighbors”?

It's simple, says Tom Urtz, ShopRite’s Vice President of Operations. Their 26...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Feeding Our Neighbors

Tags: ShopRite, New Winsor, Yonkers

Abused, Abandoned but Destined for Better

Posted on 01/12/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Jasmin Gonzalez was just three years old when Child Protective Services took her and her sisters from their parents who suffered from drug abuse and placed the children in the first of five foster homes.  Sometimes they were placed together;...

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Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Good Shepherd Services, grace institute, New York Foundling

Mayor de Blasio Hails Catholic Charities' Help for Homeless

Posted on 01/11/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Homelessness across New York City is soaring.  Nearly 4,000 people are now barely surviving on frigid city streets.  Meanwhile studies reveal a record high of approximately 58,000 people living in shelters, many in squalor and...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Mayor de Blasio, WNYC Radio

Here's the Best Way to Battle Scrooge

Posted on 01/8/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Temperatures plunged this week. Homeless children’s teeth are chattering and their parents, out in the bitter cold without gloves to wear, are begging for work.

Sounds like a Dickens novel. But this is real life...

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Christmas, Children & AIDS: A Must-See

Posted on 01/7/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Photo Credit: Children of Parents with AIDS, Inc.


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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: AIDS, HIV, Christmas, East Harlem, Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Center

How You Can Help This Dying Girl

Posted on 01/6/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Little Maria Campos, 4, has big brown eyes and the puffy cheeks grandmas love to squeeze.

She is also dying. And she doesn’t have to.

The same day her mother brought her newborn sister home from the hospital her father brought...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Heroin: Shooting Up and Fighting Back

Posted on 01/5/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Sobbing mothers. Stunned fathers. Siblings wondering if they’re next. And yet another funeral proclaiming the heroin epidemic too many of us know too well.

This time it’s hitting hardest in upstate suburbs. And Catholic Charities is...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Monticello, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County

Best Way to Kick Off the New Year: Watch This Inspiring Video of a Homeless Mom & Her Disabled Baby

Posted on 01/4/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Born nearly 4 months premature, weighing less than two pounds and given only a 15-percent chance of...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Happy New Year from Pope Francis and Catholic Charities

Posted on 01/1/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

What an amazing year!

Pope Francis visited our city.

He met, spoke with and inspired us, those we serve at Catholic Charities and our fellow New Yorkers.

“The Son of God came into this world as a homeless...

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Tags: Pope Francis, New Year

Let's Do More For Those Who Need Most

Posted on 12/31/2015 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Your year-end tax-deductible gift will help us give more in the year ahead. Thank you for all of your continued support, and have a blessed and safe new year.

Give Today

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Tags: New Year

Check This Out: Catholic Charities Shops and Shares with Arab Families in Need

Posted on 12/30/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

We marked the holidays in a special way this year by shopping and sharing with five special families in need through our recent St. Nicholas Shopping Day, an annual holiday tradition sponsored by Catholic Charities that provides...

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Cardinal Dolan Welcomes Refugees at Midnight Mass

Posted on 12/29/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share



Time to shout it from the rafters. Catholic Charities helps thousands of immigrant victims of violence and abuse.  And at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral...

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Got those post-holidays blues? We can fix that!

Posted on 12/29/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

In fact, we’re just getting started with the 12 days of Christmas.

Inside Info: Did you know the 12 days of Christmas begins Christmas Day?  It ends January 5th, the eve of the Epiphany.

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Tags: Volunteering

Join the Circle of Brothers for Harlem KWANZAA Celebration

Posted on 12/28/2015 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

The Circle of Brothers presents its 5th annual KWANZAA Celebration on Monday, December 28, 6-9PM with performances by the world-renowned ARC Gospel Choir, Hip-Hop Artist Nate, martial artists and more...

Observing UJima (collective...

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