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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Volunteers Needed to Sew Cloth Face Coverings

Categories: Feature
Catholic Charities needs your help. Do you have these things: a sewing machine, cloth and elastic already in your home (Don’t go out shopping!), a printer, an envelope or box and a couple dollars to pay for shipping? If so, help us by making sewn cloth face coverings for our staff members working at homeless …

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Easter Virtual Drive Raising Money to Fight Hunger

Categories: Feature, Food Assistance, Giving, Other
These changing times have brought new burdens for people across the Washington, D.C., area. Catholic Charities DC is seeing an extraordinary increase in requests for food assistance. These calls for help are coming from the thousands of people we help every year — and the many now facing food insecurity after losing their jobs in …

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