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As kids are preparing to go back to school, our first Kids Summer Food Program is wrapping up. Thanks to all the volunteers who made this program a reality for us! The Kids Summer Food Program provides kids meals where school lunches are not available.

This Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas program is a collaboration with Harversters, USDA and The Kansas Department of Education and community volunteers from over 11 communities in our 21 county area. Learn more about Kids Summer Food Program: bit.ly/kansaskidsfood

The Kids Summer Food Program is an equal opportunity provider.
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Today's Thankful Thursday: We were blessed to have volunteers from Catholic HEART Workcamp (CHWC) helping out in our Overland Park and Olathe TurnStyles stores earlier this month. CHWC is a youth oriented organization, which was founded in Florida more than 20 years ago. It is focused on service, connection and loving others.
CHWC offers young people from across the U.S. the opportunity to travel to other cities and help make a difference by participating in organized and meaningful service projects. A HUGE Shout Out to this inspiring youth group who are definitely putting their faith into action! #thankfulthursday   #matthew25  
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Hope Story #17: Jody arrived at one of our Emergency Assistance Center's on a flatbed trailer pulled by a riding lawn mower. While this was an unusual means of transportation it illustrates the great need that many face. Jody explained that she had no other type of transportation and she has a disability that prevented her from walking to our office. Catholic Charities helped Jody with her electricity bill and, through Budget Coaching, helped create a budget for the year and worked with her discover how she might use her income tax return. ‪
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Financial stress can wear on families. According to the 2014 Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association, 72% of adults report feeling stressed about money at least some of the time and 22% say that they experience extreme stress. We are helping families gain finanicial freedom with our partner CommunityAmerica and The CommunityAmerica Foundation’s signature program - Family Financial Transformations™.

To date, 14 families that have gone through our program have been able to pay off $23,818 worth of debt - whoa, check it - that is $23,818 of debt PAID OFF, and they have achieved a 48% increase in savings overall!

See these families' success stories: bit.ly/fftvideo

These graduates have been meeting for 6 months taking financial literacy classes, working with their case managers and meeting as a group to establish and roll out their own financial freedom plans. They now move to the program's next phase where they partner with financial mentors to keep their financial freedom plans moving forward.

Interested in enrolling in the next class? Contact Logan Parks in Johnson County at 913.782.4077 or Isaac Uzcanga in Wyandotte County at 913.621.3445.
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Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know with your every day shopping you can be spreading hope as well.

When you buy through AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to us. How cool is that!

Take a look: amzn.to/1ChJf4j

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. #amazon   #amazonsmile   #catholiccharities  
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This week's Thankful Thursday Shout Out goes to all our Kids Summer Food Program volunteers. We appreciate their creativity, time, smiles and hugs to help us make this new program such a success. Their volunteer stories are highlighted in this Leaven article: http://bit.ly/leavensummerfood

The Kids Summer Food Program is providing kids meals where summer school lunches are not available. This newly established program is in collaboration with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Harvesters, USDA and The Kansas Department of Education.

See schedule and locations: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/program-kids-summer-food

Interested in volunteering? Call Phil Major, Community Outreach Coordinator, 913.433.2083.   #thankfulthursday   #kids  
“If we’ve alleviated hunger for even one child, that’s one child that won’t be hungry for that day."
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The Kids Summer Food Program is a freshly launched initiative that addresses food insecurity head on for Kansas kids wondering where they'll get their next meal. Did you know that over 185,000 children in Kansas qualify for free or reduced-priced school lunches?

Sadly, only 7% of these kids have access to summer lunch programs. This puts the state of Kansas in last place - 50 out of 50 states - for providing summer food programs to low income youth. This is a major crisis within our great state.

After hearing from families we serve about this food insecurity issue, we knew we needed to step up and help out! The Kids Summer Food Program is providing kids meals where school lunches are not available. This newly established Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas program is a collaboration with Harvesters, USDA and The Kansas Department of Education.

Learn more about Kids Summer Food Program locations and how you can help: bit.ly/kansaskidsfood

The Kids Summer Food Program is an equal opportunity provider. #kskids   #foodinsecurity   #catholiccharities  
This puts the state of Kansas in last place - 50 out of 50 states - for providing summer food programs to low income youth. This is a major crisis within our great state. After hearing from families we serve about this food insecurity issue, we knew we needed to step up and help out!
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HOPE STORY #18: One of our Chin Burmese students, Shwe, arrived last winter with little to no English speaking abilities. At first, an interpreter was a requisite for having a conversation with Shwe. Since then he has attended nearly every English class offered by Catholic Charities, has gone to driving school acquiring his driver’s license, and even enrolled in Kansas City Kansas Community College to continue his English language learning.

A couple of weeks ago, Shwe came to our office and asked about enrolling in Donnelly College in the evenings so that he could spend nearly all of his free time learning English. A Catholic Charities staff member shares, “Watching someone with so much courage and tenacity is truly inspiring! It makes the work we do at Catholic Charities incredibly meaningful!” #hopestory   #refugees  
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"Love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor." - Romans 12:10 ‪ #wednesdaywisdom‬  
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"Let us say 'no' to an economy of exclusion and inequality, where money rules, rather than service. That economy kills." - Pope Francis

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We have TWO Thankful Thursday Shout Outs today. Our first goes to Jim Berlucchi, Executive Director of the Spitzer Center, for teaching us about The Four Levels of Happiness during our All Staff Training today. Your humor, wisdom and expertise gave us much to think about and will keep a lively - and dare we say "happy" - discussion going. Thank you! Safe travels, home.

Our second Thankful Thursday Shout Out goes to the staff at Church of the Ascension for hosting us today. We appreciate you welcoming us in to your parish for our staff retreat. ‪

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Last night, after a very long and weary trip, The Hre Family arrived safely at KCI. They fled from persecution in Malaysia.

Welcome to Kansas City, Hre Family!

Please keep the Hre Family in your prayers as they begin their refugee resettlement journey with us. And we'll be sharing their Kansas City story as it unfolds so keep checking back for family updates.
Refugees are defined as those who have fled their home country with a well-founded fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Every year, we offer assistance to more than 600 refugees in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, including 283 refugees arriving directly from overseas. ‪
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Providing help, hospitality and hope to more than 85,000 people every year
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Our Vision: Our Neighbors who are challenged by poverty of mind, body and spirit find the open door of Catholic Charities in our communities and are met with help, hospitality and hope.