Power of Giving: ‘What You Do is So Important’

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance, Giving, Mission
A mother struggling to feed her family. A middle-aged man seeking assistance for the first time. A family desperate for rental assistance. An unemployed laborer trying to find work. A returning citizen in need of housing. They are among the faces of the pandemic and economic crisis that have created a need like we’ve never …

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Virtual Camps Keep Kids Connected to Each Other and Vital Mental Health Support

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
As the pandemic continues to affect the D.C. area, it has taken a particular toll on children in low-income neighborhoods, many of whom struggle with mental health or trauma-related issues. These areas have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, endangering thousands of families in need. Isolated from their friends at school, and unable to see their …

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Filling Stomachs and Soothing Souls: KitchenWork’s Comforting Contribution to the Fight Against Food Insecurity

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance, Other
Honey-glazed chicken, baked ziti, and Salisbury steak are all classic comfort foods. These hearty dishes fill the stomach, soothe the soul, and conjure up feelings of security that distract from the stresses of life. They are also examples of meals included with the hundreds of grocery boxes that Catholic Charities staff provide to families in …

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Sustainability in Bloom: Combining Solar Energy and Pollinators to Maximize Environmental Impact

Categories: Feature, Sustainability
Since it started generating energy just a few short months ago, Catholic Charities DC’s solar array has already made a significant environmental impact on the area. Since January, the project has offset 1,223,781 pounds of CO2 — the equivalent to planting 9,246 trees. Now that the system is fully operational, we are excited to focus …

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In Serving Together, Four Maryland High Schools Contribute to Catholic Charities Programs

Categories: Feature, Food Assistance, Giving
By Emmanuel Murphy, Catholic Charities Intern Even though studies in classrooms were suspended this spring because of the COVID-19 crisis, four Catholic high schools continued their commitment to serve the community. A recipient of their service efforts was Catholic Charities. Maryland schools — Connelly School of the Holy Child, Our Lady of Good Counsel High …

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