Changing Lives for the Better: My Work as a Volunteer

Categories: Feature, Legal Network, Volunteering
By John McCarthy I have worked with the Catholic Charities Legal Network throughout my entire legal career.  I began working with the Legal Network in 1989, the year it was first formed as the Archdiocesan Legal Network. My first case was both memorable and satisfying. I signed on to represent a client with a domestic …

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National Financial Awareness Day: FSN Offers Financial Literacy Lifeline

Categories: Community Outreach, Education and Employment, Feature, Volunteering
As the pandemic continues to impact the economy, understanding personal finance has become a vital survival skill for millions of newly unemployed Americans. But learning how to financially prepare for the future is still a luxury for far too many poor families who struggle day to day. Today is National Financial Awareness Day (#nationalfinancialawarenessday), a …

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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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