Wishing you and your family a happy Halloween,
a safe All Hallows’ Eve and a blessed All Saints Day.
So you want to be part of the New York City marathon but 26.2 miles of running? No way!
Well, we have a way. Join our Cheer Team.
Ro0t for Team Catholic Charities; our dedicated dozen who have been training for months to run this multi-borough course in the world’s most diverse city.
Wave signs we’ll provide and tap on your smart phone to update folks at home.
Our cheer team meets at 126 Street and Fifth Avenue, at the National Black Theatre Way.
When? Marathon Day; this Sunday, November 2, from 1 – 4 p.m.
From the time Hurricane Sandy hit, Catholic Charities has been providing disaster relief. From disaster response professionals visiting homes and parishes to provide resources and information to individuals facing horrendous loss, to volunteers collecting and distributing food and supplies, to neighbors checking in on neighbors, the entire Catholic Charities community has responded to meet the human needs of the victims, providing help, creating hope and rebuilding lives.
Help us continue to provide our children with opportunities to thrive — outside, as well as inside the classroom.
Tonight, a teenage boy is dreaming of becoming a civil engineer and building skyscrapers. A young girl has a new goal of becoming an accountant in international business. Yesterday, neither knew anyone with those careers. Thanks to a variety of career days sponsored by Catholic Charities of New York, teens have opportunities to meet with professionals who broaden their horizons — and get them excited about their education and job prospects.
Consider a monthly donation of $25. This could supplement a full year of services for a child. We also offer after-school programs, sports and mentoring. New York is full of opportunities — if you know where to look.
Our mission is to open the eyes of these youngsters and help them dream big.
By Kristi Hughes
Being raised as Roman Catholic, Catholic Charities has always been a part of my life.
As a child I have great memories of my mom bringing clothes and food to our local Catholic Charities in Camden, New Jersey. My mother always emphasized the importance of giving to people less fortunate.
Helping those in need and keeping religion in my life is very important to me.
Catholic Charities is the model for this and because of this I would love to represent Catholic Charities in the New York City marathon and in Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s home city!
Catholic Charities supports a vast network of soup kitchens and food pantries, emergency shelters, temporary and transitional housing, and permanent affordable housing to help homeless families and individuals.
In any given year…
5.8 M nutritious meals served in parish and community food programs
6,498 families prevented from becoming homeless
1,267 individuals housed in temporary and transitional apartments
8,234 individuals provided with emergency overnight shelter
7,100 families living in affordable housing
Are you hungry and need help? Call our Helpline at: 888-744-7900
Catholic Charities joins today in celebrating the feast day of Pope Saint John Paul II.
The second longest-serving pope in modern history and first non-Italian since the 1500s,is credited for miracles including healing a French nun from Parkinson’s disease. He is also credited for helping end Communist rule in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe.
Catholic Charities honors and shares Pope St. John Paul II’s counsel to never give up hope, never doubt, never tire.
For more than a century Catholic Charities has provided help and created hope for New Yorkers in need.
KidCinemaFest Film Festival returns to New York October 22 – October 31 with more than 50 of the most exciting, smart and reflective movies of this decade for children and adults produced in Europe, Latin American, North America, Asia and Africa.
The film festival takes place at Catholic Charities Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center (530 West 166th Street and Amsterdam), Casita Maria, an affiliate of Catholic Charities in the South Bronx (928 Simpson St at 163rd Street), The United Palace (4140 Broadway at 175th Street), and public schools throughout Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the Bronx.
Films include kid-friendly highlights such as Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature Film Ernest and Celestine, Dominican film Los Super (The Superheroes), Argentinian comedy Caido del mapa and Japanese animation Welcome to trhe Space Show.
Back for its sixth installment, KidCinemaFest aims to enrich children’s appreciation for filmmaking and cultural diversity through its excellent line up of programs.
Cine Art Entertainment Productions is a collaboration between Catholic Charities, its Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center division and Councilman Ydanis Rodríguez.
The event is free and open to anyone and everyone who wishes to attend!
For a complete list of films and show times visit www.kidcinemafest.com.