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Thank You for Telling Us What “Hope” Means!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Thank You for Providing Hope
This Lenten season, we decided rather than tell all of you what hope means to us, we wanted to know what hope means to you. People from all over sent in photos, videos and thoughts on the definition of hope — which helped us connect with over 40,000 people.

From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank all of you who shared, liked, commented and donated. Your support is what helps us provide hope for New Yorkers everyday.

 

Check Out These Stories Of Hope – Share Your Own

Monday, April 6th, 2015

When Stephanie lost her vision, hope meant learning how to live independently once again.

For Mark, hope is the way his baby girls looks at him when he calls her name.

For Loren, hope is never giving up her dream.

While hope means something different for each of us — We often come up with hope’s meaning when it seems farthest away.

That’s why we’re sponsoring What is Hope this Easter season, a campaign that interviews New Yorkers and provides hope for those who need it most.

You can view the stories here and submit your own.

Catholic Charities provided help and created hope for over 400,000 New Yorkers in need last year.

We all need hope.

Join us.

Lenten Countdown

Friday, March 27th, 2015


“We must express our faith in action.”  – Pope Francis 

Especially now during Lent, join us at Catholic Charities and express your faith in action.

1.   GIVE

2.    VOLUNTEER

3.    LEND YOUR VOICE

Throughout the Lenten season, check in with Catholic Charities for updated tips and inspiration.

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Celebrate Spring with Our Lenten Tip of the Day

Friday, March 20th, 2015

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” – St. Catherine of Siena

Today as we celebrate the first day of spring, clean your heart, your words, your mind.

 

Join us at Catholic Charities. Be who God meant you to be.

Throughout the Lenten season, check in with Catholic Charities for updated tips and inspiration.

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URGENT – Your Help Is Needed This Christmas

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

dolan-shoppingdayWe’re shopping now for those in need. Will you help this Christmas ?

Every year, Catholic Charities sponsors the St. Nicholas Project – providing warm coats, hats, sweaters and blankets for children and families in need. Our volunteers are out there shopping now – and we need your help.

Your donation of $65 helps us shop for one child – $260 will help a family of four. So many are experiencing economic hardship this year. We’re counting on you to make a difference.

This Christmas, please help us keep children warm.

Meet a Few Faces of Hunger

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

By Andrew Burton (GETTY)

By Alice Kenny

Timothy Cardinal Dolan joined a small army of Catholic Charities staff, board members and volunteers mobilized to hand out turkey and all the trimmings at the Catholic Charities annual Thanksgiving distribution to more than 400 needy New Yorkers on November 25 at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem.

Recipients filling their shopping carts with everything from sweet potatoes to stuffing and fruit included Brenda Hugee, 53, a mother of four and former bank teller who is now disabled by Lupus, arthritis and three strokes.  They included Minerva Vega, 58, a widow who lost her job as a sanitation collector when she broke her neck lifting a garbage whose bottom, it turned out, had been filled with cement. They included Jose Costillo, 51, a former warehouse worker who lost his job last year.  And they included Elizabeth Vargas, who waitresses and babysits to support her three children, ages seven, one-and-a-half and six months old.

These are just a few of the faces of hunger who turn to Catholic Charities for help.  They include the unemployed and underemployed, families with children, seniors and the disabled.

During this historic time of need, more than 3 million people in New York State now turn to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to meet their family’s basic needs.

“I try not to ask for help and to make it on my own,” Ms. Hugee said. “If it weren’t for this we’d have rice and beans for Thanksgiving.”

Meet these faces of hunger in this powerful video:

 

 

 

Just 3 Days Left for Feeding Our Neighbors Campaign

Friday, January 31st, 2014

By Alice Kenny


Only three days left for you to pitch in with Feeding Our Neighbors, our Archdiocesan-wide weeklong drive to replenish food pantries supporting non-Catholics and Catholics alike.

“Pope Francis recently wrote ‘if we don’t share our life is a slow suicide,’” Timothy Cardinal Dolan told a crowd at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at the kickoff to this year’s campaign.  “And this is a very simple from-the-heart appeal to share food and it works at this cold time of the year when Christmas charity is almost exhausted and when people are looking for food.”

There is just one goal for Feeding Our Neighbors: that New Yorkers answer the call to feed those who are suffering in our community.

Click here and join us in Feeding our Neighbors and  specify “Feeding Our Neighbors” in the comments field on our Online Gift page.

Or text “CCHOPE” to 85944 to make a quick, easy $10 donation. 

Watch and listen as Cardinal Dolan speaks about Feeding Our Neighbors at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

“The Feeding Our Neighbors campaign works,” Cardinal Dolan said.