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Volunteers Make Nonprofit Work Happen

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Giselle Harrington speaks with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan at volunteer luncheon.

Giselle Harrington speaks with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan at volunteer luncheon.

Catholic Charities honored seven Refugee Resettlement Department volunteers who together logged more than 700 volunteer hours in just over half a year at an internationally themed volunteer luncheon held Friday, April 26.

“There’s a great need for nonprofit work,” said Giselle Harrington, a volunteer who worked in Egypt and Palestine teaching children with mental disabilities before returning to the United States and volunteering with Catholic Charities.   “Volunteers really make nonprofit work happen.”

Similar to fellow volunteers that attended the luncheon, Ms. Harrington helps refugees pull together resumes and find work.

“I use my understanding of how to network,” Ms. Harrington said, “so that people can become employed, self sufficient and have a good result.”

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Healthy Eating on a Budget? Catholic Charities and Credit Suisse Show How

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

By Alice Kenny

It can be difficult to adopt a healthy lifestyle on a budget, particularly when it comes to food. At Catholic Charities’ Washington Heights Food Pantry, visitors learned to do just that.

Fourteen employees of Credit Suisse volunteered at the pantry to host a “Healthy Living” Workshop. In the morning, Jeanne McGettigan of Catholic Charities introduced the volunteers to the significance of making affordable healthy meals accessible.

As visitors to the food pantry arrived, the volunteers demonstrated various affordable ways to keep the kitchen clean, such as using vinegar and baking soda. They also showed safe cooking habits, like using separate cutting boards for each type of food.

Gabriela Alvarez, a Community Chef from Just Food, led the volunteers in cooking a healthy coconut kale recipe for visitors, filling the room with the fragrant scents of coconut, carrots and spices. Just Food is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make sure healthy and nutritious organic food is accessible to everyone.

After learning easy and safe tips for the kitchen and eating their delicious meal, all visitors received a shopping bag, courtesy of Credit Suisse, filled with supplies for creating their own affordable, healthy meals, including fresh vegetables, chopping boards and an ergonomic salad spinner.

To sign up for opportunities like this one or find other volunteering options, visit our volunteer website.Your time can make all the difference for your neighbors in need this holiday season.

What are some of your favorite tips for preparing healthy, affordable meals?

Congratulations to His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Friday, February 17th, 2012

On February 18, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially elevated New York’s Archbishop, Timothy Dolan, to Cardinal during a formal ceremony at the Vatican.

Archbishop Dolan joins staff members at the Catholic Charities Immigration Hotline in 2009.

Since he first came to New York, Cardinal Dolan has been actively involved in the work of the Catholic Charities federation — blessing agency facilities, meeting with program participants, volunteering alongside our Junior Board — even building gingerbread houses with children.

Here is a look back at some of his work with Catholic Charities.

April 17, 2009: Archbishop Dolan Visits a Catholic Charities Food Pantry

September 18, 2009: Archbishop Dolan Blesses New Affordable Housing

September 29, 2009: Archbishop Dolan Visits Busy Immigration Hotline

November 24, 2009: Archbishop Dolan Gives Thanksgiving Dinners to 400 Families

December 10, 2009: Archbishop Dolan’s First Christmas Luncheon Raises $800,000 for Women and Children in Need

February 23, 2010: Inaugural Gala Benefit Raises $1.7 Million

March 12, 2010: Catholic Charities and Archbishop Dolan Attend Public Policy Day in Albany

April 27, 2010: 2010 Convening Empowers Catholic Charities Agency Federation to “Spread the Good News”

July 13, 2010: Archbishop Dolan Visits MIV-Mount Loretto in Staten Island

August 23, 2010: Archbishop Dolan Blesses Covenant House New York

September 11, 2010: 700 Attend Annual Labor Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

September 25, 2010: Msgr. Sullivan and Archbishop Dolan Celebrate Catholic Charities USA Centennial

November 9, 2010: Archbishop Dolan Visits Catholic Charities Agency CREATE, Inc.

November 25, 2010: Archbishop Dolan Joins CC at 2010 Turkey Distribution in Harlem

December 17, 2010: Archbishop Dolan Shops for the Needy at St. Nicholas Project Shopping Day

January 3, 20111: Archbishop Dolan Celebrates Christmas with the Community at St. Cecilia’s Parish

March 25, 2011: Archbishop Dolan and Msgr. Kevin Sullivan Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

May 9, 2011: 25th Annual Archbishop’s Open at Winged Foot Raises $700,000 for New Yorkers in Need

May 16, 2011: Archbishop Timothy Dolan Recognizes Courage and Dignity of Disabled at Annual Mass

May 31, 2011: Second Annual Catholic Charities Gala raises $1.8 million

July 6, 2011: Yankees General Manager Honored at 75th CYO Club of Champions Dinner

October 6, 2011: Archbishop Timothy Dolan Makes Special Visit to the Women and Children at the Mercy Center in Bronx

November 24, 2011: Archbishop Dolan and Christine Quinn Call on New Yorkers to Feed the Hungry

December 10, 2011: St. Nicholas Project Assists Nearly 3,000 New Yorkers in Need

December 28, 2011: Gingerbread Houses, Song and Prayer: Archbishop Dolan Visits for Christmas

January 6, 2012: Archbishop Timothy Dolan to be named Cardinal

January 11, 2012: Archbishop Dolan Blesses Bronx Food Pantry

January 20, 2012: New York Archdiocese Joins Forces to Feed Our Neighbors(Video)

January 22, 2012: (New York 1) Archbishop Dolan Launches New Program To Fight Hunger

February 13, 2012: Casita Maria Kick Starts Kids’ Reading Program