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New Yorkers Honor 9/11 by Feeding Hurricane Victims and Hungry New Yorkers

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Day of Service Provides 100,000 Bags of Food to Catholic Charities Food Hub

Decked in red hair nets and multi-colored t-shirts thousands of New York City volunteers stood shoulder to shoulder at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.  Their goal: to pack 550,000 bags of emergency food relief to honor 9/11, feed the hungry and help those hurt by recent hurricanes.

LuAnn Kelley clearly remembers the vision Martha Robles expressed 10 years ago.

“She takes me into the kitchen to look out the window and she says, ‘I’m seeing a garden.’ I said, ‘Where are you seeing a garden?’ and she explained it to me. I really started to see it,” said Ms. Kelley, who is the associate director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland.

“It went from a piece of land that had nothing at all on it to something absolutely beautiful and great for our clients.”

Encore Community Services Volunteer Opportunity: Home Meal Delivery

Join our team of Catholic Charities volunteers in delivering meals to homebound seniors of Encore Community Services!

These seniors often have a difficult time leaving their homes due to physical, mental, and/or other ailments.

Volunteers will be paired and will be given a walking route sheet with about 16-20 seniors.

What to Wear and Bring with You: Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing.

Encore Community Services Volunteer Opportunity: Home Meal Delivery

Join our team of Catholic Charities volunteers in delivering meals to homebound seniors of Encore Community Services!

These seniors often have a difficult time leaving their homes due to physical, mental, and/or other ailments.

Volunteers will be paired and will be given a walking route sheet with about 16-20 seniors.

What to Wear and Bring with You: Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing.

Encore Community Services Volunteer Opportunity: Home Meal Delivery

Join our team of Catholic Charities volunteers in delivering meals to homebound seniors of Encore Community Services!

These seniors often have a difficult time leaving their homes due to physical, mental, and/or other ailments.

Volunteers will be paired and will be given a walking route sheet with about 16-20 seniors.

What to Wear and Bring with You: Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing.

Encore Community Services Volunteer Opportunity: Home Meal Delivery

Join our team of Catholic Charities volunteers in delivering meals to homebound seniors of Encore Community Services!

These seniors often have a difficult time leaving their homes due to physical, mental, and/or other ailments.

Volunteers will be paired and will be given a walking route sheet with about 16-20 seniors.

What to Wear and Bring with You: Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing.

Goya Foods Donates 10,000 Pounds of Food

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Honors Dominican Day Parade & Our Work at Catholic Charities

HAVERSTRAW - Martha Robles is feeling the midday heat of a midsummer day. 

The executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland County stands in her "Garden of Love" community garden brimming with ripening tomatoes and zucchini, with jalapenos and herbs. She mops her brow in a futile effort to cool down.

Then Robles does the unthinkable on a sweltering day: She steps into a greenhouse, where it is even hotter, its plastic roof trapping the heat inside.

And Robles beams.

Encore Community Services Volunteer Opportunity: Home Meal Delivery

Join our team of Catholic Charities volunteers in delivering meals to homebound seniors of Encore Community Services!

These seniors often have a difficult time leaving their homes due to physical, mental, and/or other ailments.

Volunteers will be paired and will be given a walking route sheet with about 16-20 seniors.

What to Wear and Bring with You: Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing.