Archive for June, 2013

Looking for the Experience of a Lifetime?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Apply to join the ING New York City Marathon Team of Catholic Charities New York and get the experience of a lifetime.

If selected for Team Catholic Charities NY, here’s what you’ll get:

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2013 ING New York City Marathon
  • Personal fundraising website on Crowdrise
  • Weekly fundraising tips
  • An official Team Catholic Charities New York runner’s singlet
  • Team Kick-off Reception
  • Complimentary access to ING New York City Marathon Training Program
  •  Being a part of a mission that helps children and families in need
  • Two million fans cheering you on!

Know someone who’s eager to run the ING NYC Marathon?
email this to them and tell them about this special opportunity.

  

Find us online:

Team Catholic Charities NY: www.catholiccharitiesny.org/TeamCathCharitiesNY

Crowdrise:
www.crowdrise.com/CatholicCharitiesNYC2013/fundraiser/

From Bangladesh Factory Fires to Oklahoma Tornadoes, JustLove Tackles the Toughest Topics

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Miss Oklahoma, Anna-Marie Costello, and her sister, Miss Teen Oklahoma

By Alice Kenny

Packing your car for a long summer drive and looking for an inspiring way to stay on top of the news?  From Bangladesh factory fires to Oklahoma tornadoes, JustLove radio tackles the toughest topics.

Listen to our recent episode as the show’s host, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, calls in to Guatemala to speak with Armando Secaira, Program Manager for Catholic Relief Service, about his work preventing child labor abuse.

Learn from Eddie Silverio, Director of Youth Programs at Catholic Charities’ Alianza Division, about hot times, summer in the city and healthy day camp and job opportunities for more than 1,000 Bronx youth.

Find out from Sarah Labowitz, Research Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business about working conditions and human rights violations at apparel factories including the Rana Plaza complex in Bangladesh where a recent fire stole the lives of more than 1,000 workers.

And check out Miss Oklahoma, Anna-Marie Costello, and her sister, Miss Teen Oklahoma, Caitlin Costello, as they recount close calls with tornadoes back home and how this influenced their passion for charity.

So rev up your car, turn on the AC and tune in to JustLove on The Catholic Channel 129, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio.

Explore Our Interactive Annual Report Online

Monday, June 10th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

We’re proud to announce our interactive 2012 Annual Report. 

Check out this easy-access gateway filled with videos and multimedia devices.

Learn firsthand about Catholic Charities services.

Hear directly from our clients, donors and staff.

Listen to their stories.

See and hear for yourself what makes the work we do at Catholic Charities so special.  Tell us what you think.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it: Catholic Charities’ The New York Times Neediest Cases Magazine 2012-2013

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

by Alice Kenny

Profiles of hope. Profiles of courage. Profiles of charity.

For 101 years, the stories of struggle that make up The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund’s annual campaign have inspired readers to help New Yorkers in dire financial need.

Our opportunity at Catholic Charities to partner with The New York Times Foundation provides an occasion to spotlight the strength and dignity of struggling New Yorkers.

It also provides a forum for readers to join us in bringing vital help and hope to those in need.

And it provides an opportunity to underscore our strong partnerships with Catholic Charities affiliated agencies. Seven of these 18 Catholic Charities profiles feature services received at Catholic Charities affiliated agencies. They include Catholic Big Sisters Big Brothers, Covenant House New York, CREATE, Dominican Sisters, Elinor Martin Residence for Mother and Child and Grace Institute.

The 18 individuals and families profiled offer a glimpse of the intense struggles faced by so many New Yorkers. And they demonstrate the support Catholic Charities provides, always with compassion and always with dignity.

Day in and year out, Catholic Charities helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need – non Catholics and Catholics alike.
We invite you to read their stories.

Run the Inside Lane with Team Catholic Charities in the NY ING Marathon

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

By Alice Kenny


It’s National Running Day today — June 5 — and runners are rallying.
  

Just six months since Superstorm Sandy shut down the  2012 ING New York City Marathon and two months since the Boston Marathon bombing, runners are lacing their sneakers and preparing to take to the road.

Join us at Team Catholic Charities to run the 2013 ING New York City Marathon.

There are only a few ways to get into this exclusive event. These include elite runners who qualify based on running time. Lucky ones – just a few percent -  get selected through a lottery. Not-so-lucky ones who qualified but couldn’t run in last year’s canceled race get another try.  Members of New York Road Runners qualify by running nine races and volunteering for one.

And remarkable people qualify by running for charity.

And here’s the great news.  Catholic Charities is an official charity partner.

You can become one of the remarkable people running by qualifying for one of Catholic Charities’ ten elite spots.

Learn more.

Download the application.

Show your support.  Donate now.

Contact us at TeamCathCharitiesNY@archny.org or dial 646-794-2570

Bridging the Gap between Wealth and Want

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Looking for a sneak peek inside the lives and work at Catholic Charities?

  • Meet Vladimir, a teenager from rural El Salvador who thought he was the only child born without hearing; the Incognitos, a couple married 50 years now struggling to stay together despite illness and Erin, a cancer survivor whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Meet Julia Schafer and MaryEllen Ferrera, Catholic Charities case managers who helped rebuild their lives.
  • Meet Catherine Kinney and Stanley Grayson, leaders on Catholic Charities’ Board of Trustees.
  • And listen as Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan and His Excellency Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan explain how Catholic Charities bridges the gap between wealth and want in Stories of Help & Hope 2013, the latest of Catholic Charities’ powerful online videos.

“Catholic Charities builds bridges,” Msgr. Sullivan says, “the bridges needed to connect New York’s great resources – public and private – to provide help that creates hope for each person, made in God’s image and likeness, non-Catholic and Catholic alike.”

It builds bridges inside and out.

“Catholic Charities was like family,” Erin says as she describes the hurricane that stole all she owned. “Finally I had a support system behind me that I didn’t get from anyplace else.  It’s not just rebuilding our house; it’s rebuilding our lives.”

Watch Stories of Help & Hope 2013 now.