Destinee Gonzalez

Destinee Gonzalez Gil was nervous when she sat for the SAT exam last year. She was allowed extra time to complete it because of a learning disability, but her nerves got the better of her as the hours flew by. She scored lower than she had hoped and was crushed. “I thought I would do better.”  The test anxiety started at an early age after her then 2-year-old brother, Devin, died. Over time her mother and stepfather had two more children. Both developed neurodegenerative disorders causing Destinee to spend her free time tending to her brothers— feeding them, talking to them, giving them medication.

Catholic Charities Serves Hope and Turkey for Thanksgiving

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Catholic Charities of New York gave away 21,000 pounds of food to over 400 people for Thanksgiving meals. Philanthropist Mark D’Urso has donated all of the turkeys, as well as potatoes and vegetables, for the annual giveaway for the past 20 years.

Think Outside of the Shelter: Catholic Charities Confronts Homelessness

Catholic Charities USA has started a new experimental program to confront chronic homelessness in cities across the country. This program works to place those facing homelessness in stable housing and support their basic needs. In addition to helping the homeless towards self-sufficiency, one of the major benefits of this program is reducing the burden of health care costs.

Light the World: Vending Machines that Give Back

If you find yourself near Lincoln Center this holiday season, you might stumble on a vending machine that is more than what it seems: instead of vending snacks, soda, or headphones, this “Giving Machine” invites passersby to make charitable donations that will have tangible results.

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A Look at Holy Rosary Indian Mission during Native American History Month & Pointers for Discussing Current Affairs at the Holiday Table

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of the Holy Rosary Indian Mission in Mississippi with the people of the Choctaw Nation during Native American History Month, and shares some pointers for discussing current affairs and politics around the dining table during the Holidays.

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Why do you give on #GivingTuesday?

By William Mooney Sloneker

On this #GivingTuesday, we hope you will show your support through a donation to Catholic Charities. We also hope you’ll share with us and others the...

Bring Holiday Cheer to a Child in Need

Please Join Us in Delivering Toys to the Less Fortunate in New York

With the Holiday season right around the corner, we are reminded everyday of how blessed we are and how important it is...

Statement from Catholic Charities of New York on World Day of Migrants and Refugees

(NY, NY) - September 29, 2019 - Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, the head of Catholic Charities of New York, issued the following statement today to mark World Day of Migrants and Refugees. ...

Puerto Rican Ingenuity and Spirit Still Rising High & Making History

Comite Noviembre volunteers arriving at Coliseo de Arecibo, Puerto Rico 

By Teresa Santiago, Catholic Charities NY Spanish Media Consultant 

A few days ago, I closely tracked...

Univision and Catholic Charities New York Partner for Immigration Facebook Live Event

Facebook Live Forum on the Public Charge Rule Foro sobre la Regla de "Carga Pública." Los expertos en inmigración respondieron sus preguntas en vivo.

Panel experts:

Dan Smulian, Catholic...

Prayer of Remembrance For 9/11

Today marks the 18th anniversary of The September 11th Attacks. 

We remember the 2,977 men, women, and children who lost their lives in New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA on that...

Univision: En Vivo con Caridades Católicas Abogado Dan Smulian

“Es importante no rendirse ante el pánico”: experto aclara dudas sobre la medida de carga pública

El abogado Dan Smulian, de Caridades Católicas, asegura que esta regla no va a afectar a muchas...

El Diario: NYC desafía regla de ‘carga pública’ dando más asesoría a los inmigrantes

Coaliciones y organizaciones proinmigrantes, agencias de la Ciudad, El Diario y Univision 41 se unen en una línea especial de ayuda legal

Este artículo aparece originalmente en El Diario. Por: ...

Immigration Public Charge Phone Bank Today

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by John-Mark de Palma

Are you concerned about public benefits and immigration? Call our toll-free phone bank today, September 10th at 1-800-566-7636, from 5:00pm to...

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