Art Nights Create Safe Space for Youth to Express Themselves

Categories: Feature, Giving, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Article by Alex Gangitano and Margaret Crilley Earlier this year, the Enzler Society launched a monthly paint night series for the clients at Catholic Charities’ Youth Transitional Program (YTP), a former transitional shelter for college-aged men. Paint night is led by local artist and Maryland native, Kasey O’Boyle, who teaches visual art at the Connelly …

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Community Distributions Bring Fresh, Nutritious Food Where It Is Needed Most

Categories: Feature, Food Assistance, Giving
Article and Photos by Thomas Canary On a recent summer afternoon, a dozen volunteers braved 100-degree heat to distribute 250 boxes of food, each representing a week’s worth of meals, to those in need in the community surrounding St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Silver Spring. Many in our area struggle to have enough food …

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On May 19, Help Catholic Charities “Do More”

Categories: Feature, Fundraising, Giving, Mission
We were proud to announce the capital campaign – “Our Community, Our Commitment, Our Legacy” during Catholic Charities’ annual gala in March. The campaign honors our work helping and empowering those less fortunate with a goal to raise $100 million. We need your help, as we ask all of the Catholic Charities’ community to get …

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In Memory of Mary Anne Clancy, Former Board Chair

Categories: Feature, Giving
The Catholic Charities community is saddened by the loss of a dear friend, Mary Anne Clancy. She is being remembered as a stalwart supporter of Catholic Charities, having served as chair of the Board of Directors and the 1993 gala, and as a member of the advisory board of the SHARE Food Network. Most recently, …

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Virtual Food Drive Raises Money This Lent to Feed the Hungry

Categories: Feature, Giving, Mission
As we mark the beginning of Lent, we reflect on the blessings we have and are encouraged to focus on almsgiving, including serving the poor and contributing to charity. At Catholic Charities, our mission to serve those less fortunate is a year-round commitment. But during the liturgical season, we open our eyes more to those …

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