Join us on May 5 to ‘Do More’

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance, Fundraising, Giving, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Since this crisis began, we consistently hear one thing from members of the entire Catholic Charities community: “I want to do more.” Our supporters, many of whom have been forced to shelter in their homes, feel helpless knowing how this emergency is endangering the already vulnerable populations we serve. Our staff, many of whom are …

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Inspirational Volunteers Honored with Caritas! Awards

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Two extraordinary volunteers have been honored with special awards as part of Catholic Charities’ Caritas! recognition program. Kathleen McGuan, a volunteer with Immigration Legal Services, is the recipient of the Father John O’Connor Award, and Joe Weiss, a Dorothy Day Place volunteer, was presented with the Msgr. Geno Baroni Award. The annual Caritas! awards honor …

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Spanish Catholic Center Volunteer Recognized by CCUSA

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Ines Campusano is a longtime volunteer at the Spanish Catholic Center, part of Catholic Charities DC’s family of programs. She has been named a finalist for Catholic Charities USA’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The award winner will be announced April 24 at the conclusion of National Volunteer Week. CCUSA 2020 Volunteer of the Year …

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Volunteers Continue to Serve Even as They Social Distance

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Normally during a week, dozens of volunteers bring the love of our community to Catholic Charities’ clients as they contribute to activities from game nights at homeless shelters to meal service at St. Maria’s Meals. In so many ways, volunteers are vital to the work we at Catholic Charities do to serve the Washington community. …

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: Tala’s Story

Categories: Feature
Tala arrived in the United States more than 10 years ago from the Philippines after being contacted by Filipino recruiting agency. A teacher in her native country, she came to Maryland after being promised a teaching job with a good salary, health benefits, and the opportunity to send money home to her family. Little did …

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