‘Celebrating the sun that shines on us and the Son that saves us’

Categories: Feature, Other
We are thrilled to announce that the solar array on our Gift of Peace property in Northeast Washington is complete and is generating energy! Heeding the Holy Father’s call to care for the Earth, as outlined in the encyclical Laudato Si, the array – the largest in the District — provides a unique opportunity to …

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A Friendship Forged Through Food

Categories: Feature, Food Assistance, Other
To many, Beverly and Lois seem like any other longtime friends. But for them, the friendship goes much deeper and comes from a place of community fellowship. Their friendship was forged through their weekly visits to the Southern Maryland Food Bank’s Meals & Hope Food Truck. The duo, like so many others in our region, …

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Meet the Enzler Society: Sara Costello

Categories: Community Outreach, Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Giving, Other, Volunteering
This is one in a series of profiles of officers in the Enzler Society, a group of young professionals and emerging philanthropists who support the mission of Catholic Charities through volunteerism and networking. Sara Costello, communications chair Hometown: Sandy Spring, Md..  Occupation: Interior designer How long have you served with the Enzler Society? Three years.  …

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Emerging Philanthropist: Volunteer Leader Finds Uniting Spirit at Shelter

Categories: Community Outreach, Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Giving, Homeless Services, Other, Volunteering
Cecilia Cervantes, a development strategy manager originally from Borrego Springs, CA, began serving with Catholic Charities to fill a spiritual void. She decided to follow St. Peter’s steps and “go all in,” duc in altum, by becoming a member of the agency’s Hope Corps. So, in heeding St. Peter, she told Catholic Charities during the …

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Meet the Enzler Society: Tommy Hughes

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Giving, Other, Volunteering
This is one in a series of profiles of officers in the Enzler Society, a group of young professionals and emerging philanthropists who support the mission of Catholic Charities through volunteerism and networking. Tommy Hughes, service chair of the Enzler Society Hometown: North Potomac, Md. Occupation: Associate at real estate developer. How long have you …

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