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Catholic Charities and ShopRite Supermarkets Partnering to Replenish Food Pantries and Feed Hungry Families in Hudson Valley

01/19/2017  |  Media Alerts  |  Share

For Immediate Release                                             
For more information, contact: Kristin Jensen                                              
kristin.jensen@archny.org or 845.492.6331

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Feeding Our Neighbors 2017 Campaign Kick-Off
Tuesday,...

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Happy Birthday, Catholic Charities! - Catholic New York

01/19/2017  |  Centennial News  |  Share

LORD, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO?

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

Historians tells us that 1917 was the year that the United States “came of age,” as, with its entrance into World War I, our nation realized its global duties.

Well, that same year, my predecessor, John Cardinal Farley, encouraged by the charitable ministries themselves...

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Catskill Confidential: Callicoon hospital joins Prescription Drug Take-Back Day- Record Online

01/16/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Grover Hermann Hospital is joining forces with local police agencies to sponsor a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Jan. 21.

Unwanted pills can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Grover Hermann Hospital lobby on State Route 97 in Callicoon.

They can also be deposited in bins at the Town of Fallsburg, Village of...

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Run2Live, Jackson family donates gifts to Astor children at P.S. 352 - Bronx Times

12/31/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Children at Astor Services and Families’ program at P.S. 352 got gifts in time for the holiday season on Tuesday, December 20. The giveaway, now in its seventh year, came courtesy of Run2Live Foundation and Stephen Jackson and his family. About 40 children received gifts in an effort to show the children that the world cares about them and to...

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Christmas House Tour Raised More than $23K - Hudson Valley Press Online

12/28/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

GOSHEN – Close to 400 guests were warmly welcomed into eight private Goshen houses and two bonus locations for a sneak peak at their holiday finery for Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan’s 2nd annual Goshen Christmas House Tour. More than $23,000 was raised in support of the non-profit’s mission to provide help and...

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A Dream That Survived Life in a War Zone and Life on the Streets - New York Times

12/25/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Idi Diallo started playing soccer when he was 5, living in a small Ivory Coast village, kicking a ball on his family farm through two rocks that served as the goal. Even as he played, he could see troops fighting in the distance and hear gunfire ringing out in the civil wars that raged through his childhood.

He practiced every day,...

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Brothers Holding Up Each Other, in the Wake of a Crushing Loss - New York Times

12/24/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

The brothers enjoy their endless little debates. They could be over something of importance, but then again, maybe not. Just the other week, they got at it over how many Batman movies there had been. Why, obviously there had been four, according to Andre Steinberg. What is wrong with you, there were seven, Jamal Perry insisted.

They...

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Fewer Newburgh shops licensed to sell tobacco - Record Online

12/19/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Fewer stores have been licensed by Newburgh to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products this year under a law the City Council passed in January 2015 at the urging of anti-smoking advocates.

Newburgh approved 27 licenses out of 43 applications in 2015, according to the city.

This year, out of 23 applications,...

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Three Honored for Making a Difference at Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon - Catholic New York

12/09/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

The 71st annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon celebrated the Christmas season and the work being done to assist and create hope for New Yorkers in need.

Whitney and Clarke Murphy and Cathy Martine-Dolecki were honored for making a difference at the Dec. 5 event organized by the archdiocese’s Catholic Charities and the Ladies of Charity...

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NY AG issues fraud alert for immigrant scams since election - Times Ledger

12/06/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

In light of increased fear and anxiety in immigrant communities as a result of the current political climate, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a fraud alert last week warning immigrants to be aware of potential scammers offering immigration services.

Immigration fraud affects large segments of communities with foreign-born...

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Happy to Do Homework After a Long Journey From Guatemala

12/04/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

A tumbledown home with a tin roof high in the mountains of Guatemala had no electricity or beds, only tattered clothing and rationed food. At breakfast, Alex Chan and his three siblings shared a single egg, split into quarters. At night, they went to bed hungry as they waited in fear of their father.

Beatings began without warning. Once...

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Raising 2 Young Children by Herself, in a Space That Feels Not Big Enough

12/01/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

In her cramped apartment in Upper Manhattan, Paola Infante cooked chicken and rice on a gas stove, stirring the meal as she kept an eye on her daughter, Geraliz, racing around the room. Each time the girl came near the flames and kitchen knives, Ms. Infante used her body to gently push her away.

Geraliz, who is 4 and has autism,...

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The Glorious Achievement of Zipping Up a Sweatshirt - New York Times

11/25/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Jose Alvarez has trouble sleeping. It is the pain from his back injury. It is the stress of paying the bills. It is the worry that his daughter will never live a normal life.

Mr. Alvarez’s life changed in 2005, when a car backed into him on 24th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues in Manhattan. Mr. Alvarez, now 63, was working as a...

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POST-ELECTION IMMIGRATION UPDATE

11/22/2016  |  Statements from Catholic Charities  |  Share

Prepared By  
CATHOLIC CHARITIES COMMUNITY SERVICES
IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE SERVICES DIVISION
Rev. November 21, 2016
 

Catholic Charities has long welcomed immigrant families, protected vulnerable refugees, and assisted the undocumented, unaccompanied minors, and day laborers--in a way that...

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Stepping Out on Faith, a Blind Man Counts His Blessings - New York Times

11/22/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

His routine is the same every day.

Before going outside, Leroy Bracey recites Psalms 121, a daily reassurance that God is ever-present, protecting him wherever he goes.

Mr. Bracey has myopic degeneration, a congenital retinal condition that has worsened his vision with age, especially in recent years. Navigating New York City’s...

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