Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Big Sisters Big Brothers’

An Insider’s Take on Training for the NYC Marathon

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Our Team Catholic Charities NY  Marathon runners train for months. They rise when the rest of us are sound asleep. And they jog through snow, sun and sweat.

Now, with just over three months to go until the Big Day – the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon  – let’s find out what inspires someone to take on this grueling 26-mile run.

Each of our 12 Team Catholic Charities NY Marathon runners has a different answer.

Today, let’s here from Nick Libertiny.

I will be running my first competitive running race on November 1, 2015.  I am running the New York City Marathon to raise money for a Catholic Charities affiliated agency, Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers ,for which I am a mentor.

I am the youngest of four children and have always been active and competitive.  When the opportunity presented itself I realized that this would be a big challenge for me and would take hard work and dedication to prepare myself for the race.  That’s how much the program means to me – it’s worth the effort to raise money for it.

Only being a casual runner I’ve moved up from running roughly 6 -9 miles a week to 20-25 miles per week.  It has not been easy – the aches and pains only intensify! However I believe I’m making good progress: 4 miles a day plus a long run usually gets me to my weekly goal.

It’s been a great experience discussing Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers with my friends and family and listening to their comments and ideas.  The donations have been helpful too!  I look forward to meeting my goals and raising awareness along the way for the wonderful program that directly benefits children every single day.

Support Nick’s run for Team Catholic Charities!

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.