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Teens to Serve on NYC Community Boards

Posted on 04/22/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Downtown Express photos by Dusica Sue Malesevic Teens interested in applying for community board positions debated the best way to spend $100 million of public money during an exercise in Borough President Gale Brewer’s office...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division, High School for Media and Communications, Marleny Delarosa, Shirlyn Perez

Need Help? Don’t Know Where to Turn & Tired of Voice Mail Options?

Posted on 04/21/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Call our Catholic Charities Help Line for your social service needs. Our bilingual phone operators are backed with up-to-date, reliable information.

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Tags: Human service organizations, Public benefit programs

Food Pantry or Grocery Store?

Posted on 04/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Catholic Charities’ innovative supermarket-style Kingston, New York food pantry just grabbed the spotlight. And that’s no small accomplishment.

 

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Blind Woman Breaks Barriers

Posted on 04/17/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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L-R Leon Stallone (Compass USA), Anthony Severo and Alexandria Daly.

 A former secretary who lost most of her vision, Alexandria Daly has been breaking barriers for much of her adult life. 

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

It’s National Volunteer Week and Time for "What's Your Story?"

Posted on 04/16/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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We want to know about the awesome things you’re doing – and encourage others to get involved! So share your story.

  • Tag your friends at #CCNY.
  • Ask them What’s...

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Tags: Volunteering

Thank You for Telling Us What “Hope” Means!

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Thank You for Providing Hope

This Lenten season, we decided rather than tell all of you what hope means to us, we wanted to know what hope...

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Tags: Easter, Easter season

Sen. Schumer Announces $2.1 Million More for Hurricane Sandy Victims Served by Catholic Charities

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Huge news for the 3,000 families still recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation!

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Superstorm Sandy victims

Largest Free Legal Screening Event on Deferred Action Just Held in NYC

Posted on 04/14/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 
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By Alice Kenny More than 600 people, mostly immigrants desperate for honest information on...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability

Trade a Cup of Coffee for Hope

Posted on 04/13/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Have you thought about how much it costs to help someone? Did you know 83% of Americans spend more than $5 a day on coffee? $5 can help a struggling family, a homeless person and a child with special needs. If each of us gives $5 right now, imagine how many people we can help.

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: homeless person, special needs

Don’t Be Scammed

Posted on 04/10/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

As we wait to hear what will happen to the Texas court decision that blocks President Obama’s Executive Action...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: El Diario, Immigrant and Refugee Services, Immigration Reform, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Four Ways to End Hunger Now

Posted on 04/9/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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As Regional Organizer of Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad, I am blessed to...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Bread for the World, Catholic Community Services of Rockland County, feeding our neighbors

Catholic Charities Fights for Fair Pay

Posted on 04/8/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Over 100 Advocate and Community Groups including Hazel Dukes of NAACP, Beth Finkel of AARP and Kevin Sullivan of Catholic Charities join "...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, NAACP, UJA-Federation

Cardinal Dolan Feeds Hungry; Washes Their Feet

Posted on 04/7/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Holy Thursday with Catholic Charities staff, volunteers and those we serve at the Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry. As CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported, Cardinal Dolan helped distribute food to at least 200 people and humbly washed the feet of some of those gathered at the pre-...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, CBS New York, Easter ritual, Holy Thursday, Scott Rapoport, Volunteers, washington heights ecumenical food pantry

Check Out These Stories Of Hope - Share Your Own

Posted on 04/6/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

When Stephanie lost her vision, hope meant learning how to live independently once again.

For Mark, hope is the way his baby girls looks at him when he calls her name.

For Loren, hope is never giving up her dream. While hope means something different for each of us -- We often come up with hope’s meaning when it seems farthest...

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Tags: Easter

Celebrate Good Friday with Our Final Lenten Tip of the Day

Posted on 04/3/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

"To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests," says Pope Francis, "but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us."...

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Tags: Good Friday, Lent, Pope Francis