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Hebrews hands us our Monday Motivation: We have this HOPE as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. - Hebrews 6:19 ‪
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Today's Monday Motivation is one close to our volunteers' hearts: Meet one another doing good - Pope Francis
We have over 1200 volunteers helping us serve our neighbors - of all faiths - each month. Join us! http://bit.ly/ccnekvolunteer15 #mondaymotivation  
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Hope Story #21: Community Hope Makers.

Lara asked for assistance in paying her rent. She made an impact on our case manager partly because her arm was bandaged from a recent suicide attempt. Lara and our case manager discussed how Catholic Charities could make a difference in her life. She shared that she had several prescriptions she could not afford to fill.
Our case manager was able to help Lara with her rent and began making phone calls to pharmacies to assist with getting her prescriptions filled. The next day a neighborhood pharmacist, Bill, who knew Lara called. He said he was empathic to her situation and that he was willing to help. His pharmacy accepted Catholic Charities process for payment. Bill hand delivered Lara's medications to our case manager. Bill is a hope maker!

This hope story shows it takes more than just a good case manager to spread hope. It takes a kind hearted neighbor willing to go the extra mile, in this case Bill the pharmacist, and most importantly, people - like Lara - who don’t give up hope even in the most difficult situations.
Know of a neighbor struggling? We serve people of all faiths. We have eight Emergency Assistance Centers and two mobile Resource Buses that cover our 21 county service area: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/eaclocations
#hopestory   #catholiccharities   #helpingothers   #Matthew25  
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Getting Ready for Back-to-School?
Time to clean out those closets!

Put those extra bags of clothes and shoes to great use! Drop off your gently-used clothing and shoes at the Catholic Charities clothing bins at these convenient area parishes: Ascension, Prince of Peace, St. Michael the Archangel, Holy Trinity, St. Ann, Cure of Ars and St Agnes Churches or drop off at our TurnStyles Thrift Store in Overland Park at 9750 W 87th St.

100% of all proceeds go toward helping our neighbors in need!
A huge thank you to the clergy, staff and parishioners of these seven parishes for being our first donation bin partners!
Interested in getting a bin for your church or organization? Email: eboehner@catholiccharitiesks.org
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Hope Story #20: One day at a time...
Tricia came into one of our Emergency Assistance Centers to ask for utility assistance. During her visit, she mentioned she had lost her young daughter, Kenzie, to Cystic Fibrosis earlier this year. She was suffering from severe depression, and her bills were completely out of control because of her inability to function.

While working with her Catholic Charities Case Manager over the course of a week, Tricia shared her story - how losing Kenzie was like losing her purpose - how the huge void she was feeling made her numb and in a fog.

We provided her assistance with her utility bill, but more importantly our Case Manager was able to build a rapport with our sister in need. Tricia was referred to a very specific kind of therapist who deals with the loss she was experiencing and to other service agencies. She really had no hope when she came in that first day but, she was able to talk with our Case Manager about Kenzie which gave her the momentum she needed to seek help from a therapist. ‪ #hopestory   #matthew25  
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Looking for a volunteer opportunity in the Kansas City metro? We need your help preparing refugees for their Citizenship Interviews.

All tutors work with small groups of adult students, under the guidance of one of our Citizenship teachers. All materials will be prepared and provided for you. Classes are taught in English and there are no other language requirements for volunteers.

Find out more:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aa8a829a3fc1-citizenship
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Hope Story #22: A young mother, Jessica, met with one of our case managers, Gabe, for rent assistance. During their conversation, Jessica shared she was a victim of domestic violence and going through a divorce.

Jessica mentioned she was pregnant with her third child and she was looking at adoption agencies. Gabe first talked with Jessica about her pregnancy and Catholic Charities’ Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption services. Gabe connected Jessica with Donda McLaughlin, our Pregancy Counseling Lead.

Gabe also introduced Jessica to our Relationships KAN! services for those experiencing domestic violence. She completed the Relationships KAN! application and received assistance with moving to a safer home. She has also began counseling through the local guidance center. Jessica shared, "After meeting with Gabe, I know people care. I know I'm not alone. I feel hope for me and my kids."

Learn more about our Pregnancy Counseling: http://catholiccharitiesks.org/pregnancy
Find out more about Relationships KAN!: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/program-relationships-kan

#hopestory   #domesticviolence   #pregnancy  
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT: Catholic Community Hospice serves people of all faiths by offering guidance, peace of mind and compassionate end-of-life care. Our goal is to care for the whole person — body, mind and spirit.

We care for individuals living on both sides of the state line. We serve Jackson, Clay, Cass and Platte Counties in Missouri, as well as Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas and Miami counties in Kansas. 

Learn more: https://www.catholiccharitiesks.org/hospice 
#hospice   #kansascity  
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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. #amazonsmile   #helpingothers   #catholiccharities  
 
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A Thankful Thursday Shout Out to St. Agnes Catholic Church for their recent food drive. August is a low food collection month for us though the need for more food for those we serve ramps back up again with back-to-school. We really appreciate St Agnes' monthly food drive to keep our pantries filled! Thank you!

We serve people of all faiths in our 21 county service area. Is your church or organization interested in hosting a food drive? Learn how to help: bit.ly/ccfooddrive #kansascity   #foodraising  
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Today's Thankful Thursday Shout Out goes to one of our beloved sister ministries in Topeka.
Corita’s Corner Sandwich Ministiry has been a part of the Topeka community since 1962 starting out of the Assumption Church rectory. The volunteer team has been running out of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Emergency Assistance Center in downtown Topeka since September 2013. They provide over 300 sack lunches every day Monday-Friday to those in need.

Sister Marjorie Cushing leads Corita’s Corner Sandwich Ministry. Church and private donations enable Corita’s Corner to purchase supplies from local grocers while a few businesses and families donate other products. Between 25 and 30 volunteers shop, prepare the sandwiches, sack and serve the lunches or each week.

And why is the sandwich ministry called Corita's Corner? The ministry's namesake is Sister Mary Corita Conlan, former principal of Assumption School.

Thank you, Sister Marjorie, Doris Meier and all the Corita's Corner volunteers for providing lunches and hope to our neighbors in need for over 50 years! ‪

#thankfulthursday   #matthew25  
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9720 West 87th Street Overland Park, KS 66212
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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.