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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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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Capuchin Brother’s Baking Talents Bring Extra Joy to Food Distribution

Categories: Feature, Food Assistance, Giving, Volunteering
Simple things often give us the greatest comfort. So when Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente considered what to bake for a Catholic Charities DC food distribution, he focused on classic flavors that provide comfort. The result? Chocolate chip, peanut butter and snickerdoodle cookies, which delighted those seeking assistance at a May 19 food distribution at …

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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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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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