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Unpacking Tons of Food to Feed the Hungry

Posted on 01/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Fox News Latino spotlighted the massive collective effort kicked off yesterday by Catholic Charities staff, volunteers and Goya Foods to feed our hungry neighbors.  

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: UJA-Federation, Goya, unaccompanied minors, Fox News Latino

Martin Luther King Jr. Asked “What Are You Doing For Others?”

Posted on 01/19/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’”

 

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Goya

It's Freezing Out and Children Are Hungry

Posted on 01/16/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Help us feed them and our fellow  New Yorkers.

Hunger is up and our food pantries and soup kitchens are hard-pressed to meet the growing need.

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: feeding our neighbors

Disabled Son and Abused Mom on Path to Self Sufficiency

Posted on 01/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Wheelchair bound from the severe brittle bone disease he was born with, Edwin Zabala, 10, shares a single room with his mother and younger brother in a shelter for domestic violence...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Dominican Sisters Family Health Services, New York Times Neediest Cases

Questions About President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration?

Posted on 01/14/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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There are so many questions about President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration. 

Who does it cover? When does it start? Where can you get advice?

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: executive action, New York State New Americans Hotline

Rebuilding Lives After Husband and Provider’s Death

Posted on 01/13/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Leukemia took Jean Carlos Ocasio in November, but the apartment he shared with his wife, Yaresly Cosme-Alicea, and their daughters, ages 4 and 7, still vibrates with his...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: grace institute, Jean Carlos Ocasio, Leukemia, Yaresly Cosme-Alicea, New York Times Neediest Cases

Food Banks Receive Huge Boost

Posted on 01/12/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Food banks in New York City received a huge boost in donations Sunday, January 11, 2014 to help hungry families across the five boroughs, reports CBS News.

As TV 10/55’s Ilana Gold reported in this news summary, more than 5,000 pounds of donated food sitting in boxes and bags outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral will go to three major...

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Tags: Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, feeding our neighbors, St. Patrick's Cathedral, UJA Federation of New York

Impoverished Children Act Out Cinderella Tale

Posted on 01/9/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Impoverished children, many with a good idea of what Cinderella’s life was like, recently acted out a version of this well-known tale in “A Native...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Actress Mariel Ryes, Alianza Division

Alien or Human? You Decide

Posted on 01/8/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

mario-msgr-protestAs we honor of National Migration Week, January 4 – 10, with this year’s theme, “We Are One Family Under God,” the weekly digest CMS Migration Update honored us by...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: C. Mario Russell, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CMS Migration Update, Esq., National Migration Week, St. John’s University

Polar Vortex Strikes; Cold Children Get Coats

Posted on 01/7/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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 Brrr -- It's cold out! Fortunately, just as the Polar Vortex slams through New York, Catholic Charities is distributing 3,000 coats to children...

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

Tags: ABC Good Morning America, Burlington Coat Factory

Pope Francis’ Christmas Message Focuses on Children in Peril

Posted on 01/6/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Pope Francis used a traditional Christmas address to emphasize the plight of children in areas of conflict, pointing out their “impotent silence” that “cries out under the spade of many Herods,”

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Elisabetha Poveledo, New Testament, Pope Francis

Mother Gives Autistic Son Special Party

Posted on 01/5/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Every available surface of what, an hour earlier, had been an empty housing project community room had been decorated in the colors and likeness of Jamel Hunter’s favorite...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Wishing You a Happy New Year

Posted on 01/1/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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