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Catholic Charities receives largest single donation in its history
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 02:00 pm
On June 13, Catholic Charities of Buffalo accepted the largest donation ever in its 95-year history.
Catholic Charities gears up for Hope Day fundraising
Fri, May 17th 2019 11:00 am
After the success of last year's online focused fundraising campaign, Catholic Charities is bringing back Hope Day on May 17 to attract new donors to contribute to the social service agency's $11 million annual appeal.
St. Gianna Center opens new Cheektowaga location
Thu, May 9th 2019 03:00 pm
The Office of Pro-Life Activities welcomed a new addition to its family of services to mothers and families in need with the opening of St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center's newest location on April 2.
Catholic Charities awarded funds for immigration program
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo was recently named a recipient of two grant awards totaling nearly $2.9 million, over five years, to support the services it provides through its Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program, especially addressing barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.
Volunteerism speaks to heart of Catholic Charities mission
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 03:00 pm
As Catholic Charities prepares for another Appeal Week, in which the social service organization attempts to raise the bulk of its $11 million fundraising goal, their work throughout the Diocese of Buffalo would not be possible without another kind of donation: time.
Western New York never lets down neighbors in need
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 11:00 am
We are honored and excited to serve as chairs for the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities. We have been involved with Catholic Charities for years as parishioners at St. Mark Parish in Buffalo, and as donors and appeal volunteers. We have learned and experienced firsthand how the organization serves our neighbors in need.
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity appoints Jones to board of directors
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 01:00 pm
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity appoints Charles G. Jones Jr. to its Board of Directors. OLV Homes of Charity is the fundraising and support services segment of Our Lady of Victory Institutions. A member of the philanthropic community, Jones has generously given his time and efforts to numerous charitable organizations across Western New York. Jones - president of Wittburn Enterprises Inc., a commercial electrical construction firm - will serve a term of three years.
Volunteers from Erie County gather in Buffalo to help 2019 Catholic Charities Appeal
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 03:30 pm
About 85 parish volunteers, clergy and Catholic Charities' Appeal leadership team and staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Feb. 9 to help kick off the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities in Erie County.
Response to Love Center still growing after 35 years
Fri, Feb 1st 2019 03:00 pm
This year marks 35 years since Response to Love opened its doors to serve the hungry of Buffalo's East Side. Over the years, the center has expanded to meet the growing needs of the area. A thrift store, education classes and a Veterans program have been added. Thus, opening doors to a better life for those who come to the center.
Bishop Malone meets with diocesan Pastoral Council
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 11:00 am
"Victim's first." That is the commitment of Bishop Richard J. Malone and all the bishops of New York. "Our principle in anything we say or do, it has to be victims first. That's the first concern. I tell that to our priests."
Students make news to help Mother Teresa Home
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 02:30 pm
Girls at Nativity School, in Orchard Park are making headlines for a good cause, literally. These eighth-graders wrote, designed and printed their own newspaper to raise money for the children at Mother Teresa Home in Buffalo.
Catholic Charities launches $11 million 2019 appeal
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 12:00 pm
Catholic Charities has announced their launch of the 2019 Appeal with a goal of $11 million. $1.4 million havs already been raised. The theme for Appeal 2019 is "Help your neighbor find HOPE."
Sister Johnice accepts donation from students at Notre Dame Academy
Fri, Jan 11th 2019 10:00 am
Sister M. Johnice Rzadkiewicz CSSF, executive director of the Response to Love Center came to Notre Dame Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 9 to accept a donation from the fourth-grade class.
Catholic aid agency looks back on 75 years of service
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 11:50 am
Born 75 years ago as a result of the refugee crisis that unfolded during World War II, Catholic Relief Services, the international relief and development agency of the United States Catholic Church, has since grown into one of the largest humanitarian aid agencies in the world while responding to some of the most devastating modern crises of our time.
Response to Love requests cleaning supplies
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 03:00 pm
The Response To Love Center is collecting everyday cleaning supplies that will be distributed to the people in need during our Christmas Eve dinner.
Catholic Charities celebrates grand opening of new workforce and education services site
Mon, Dec 3rd 2018 10:15 am
Officials and staff of Catholic Charities Workforce and Education Services celebrated the grand opening of its newest location at 1001 E. Delavan Ave., Buffalo, Friday, Nov. 16, with an open house, blessing and dedication and tours of the facility.
Catholic Charities names Sember to new position
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 01:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy J. Sember, lifetime Catholic and Buffalonian, to the newly created position of Chief Development Officer. Dennis C. Walczyk, chief executive officer and diocesan director, made the announcement.
Coffee with a cause initiative benefits small farmers
Tue, Oct 30th 2018 03:00 pm
BALTIMORE — Do you need an excuse to drink that second, third ... or even fourth cup of coffee? We've got you covered, but not with just any old coffee - we have coffee with a cause. For a limited time, you can purchase "Mama Tierra" coffee, created through a partnership between Catholic Relief Services and Equal Exchange. Proceeds from coffee sales will benefit CRS' work with coffee farming communities throughout Mexico and Central America.
Catholic Charities students log time at the urban farm
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 02:00 pm
Queen City Farm is a slice of rural goodness nestled in the heart of Buffalo. Once a property whose only feature was a dilapidated house, is now an urban farm generating produce for neighbors in need. For students of Catholic Charities Workforce and Education Department, the farm serves as a mechanism to learn new skills and hone ones they already have.
Nickels add up for Response to Love Center
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 04:00 pm
The deposit on cans and bottles is 5 cents. That may not seem like a lot of money, but Response to Love Center is taking nickels from can and bottle returns in Western New York and using the accumulated money to help with its ministry.
Name and attitude makes Catholic Charities program stand out
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 09:00 am
When Tim Patterson came across Catholic Charities' Buffalo-based Chemical Dependency Treatment Program two years ago, he was no stranger to addiction programs. Previously, he had been in a Suboxone program with a different agency, but during his time there, Patterson said it never felt quite right.
Buffalo hosts Catholic Charities USA annual gathering
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 09:00 am
Catholic Charities representatives from around the United States recently visited Buffalo to participate in workshops, panel discussions and volunteer opportunities as part of the 2018 Catholic Charities USA Annual Gathering.
Catholic Charities names new members to board and leadership
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 02:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announces the recent election of three new members to its board of trustees and one appointment and two promotions to its leadership team within the organization.
Buffalo to host Catholic Charities USA gathering
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 09:00 am
For the first time ever, Buffalo will play host to Catholic Charities USA's Annual Gathering. Catholic Charities of Buffalo was the catalyst for bringing the Sept. 12-14 conference to the Nickel City and has been involved in the planning as well.
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity appoints David J. Kersten as CEO
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 12:00 pm
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity board of directors proudly announces the appointment of David J. Kersten as chief executive officer. Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity is the fundraising and support services arm of Our Lady of Victory Organizations/Father Baker's.
Catholic Charities, other local groups react to travel ban decision
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 02:00 pm
In reaction to the Supreme Court upholding the Muslim travel ban Catholic Charities of Buffalo hosted a press conference to speak out against U.S. immigration policy. Members of local refugee, Muslim and Arab organizations spoke on June 28, calling the ban anti-American.
2018 Catholic Charities Appeal reaches $11 million goal
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 01:00 pm
Nearly six months of fundraising efforts by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and a late rally by the Western New York community have helped the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities surpass its $11 million goal.
Catholic Charities close to finish line for 2018 appeal
Wed, Jun 20th 2018 09:00 am
With fewer than two weeks remaining the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities of Buffalo is $345,416 short of its $11 million goal.
Catholic Charities Workforce and Education Services will have new space
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 09:00 am
Catholic Charities' Workforce and Education Services will have a new, more accessible site on the East Side of Buffalo this summer. The new location will be 1001 E. Delavan Ave., site of the former American Axle plant and will replace the current Kerns Avenue site. The Kerns Avenue site is expected to be closed June 25-29 to complete the move.
'Day of Giving' campaign adds another $50,000 matching donation goal
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 01:35 pm
The community-wide Catholic Charities Day of Giving being held today throughout the eight counties of Western New York to raise funds for the 2018 Appeal continues to gather incredible momentum. As of noon, more than $88,956 has been raised, already surpassing the original goal of $50,000 in matching funds. The total so far today, when doubled, is now at $177,912.
Catholic Charities Day of Giving scheduled for June 8
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 01:20 pm
A community-wide Catholic Charities Day of Giving will be held on Friday, June 8 throughout the eight counties of Western New York to raise funds for the 2018 Appeal. The first $50,000 raised that day will be matched dollar-for-dollar in an effort to help achieve this year's $11 million goal before the June 30 deadline.
After building Father Baker's legacy, OLV's Heist set to retire
Fri, May 25th 2018 10:00 am
During his life, Venerable Nelson Baker established his legacy and work in the Our Lady of Victory Institutions that made him a local saint. A century later, Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity Executive Director Rick Heist walked in many of the same footsteps of service Father Baker did, as Heist is set to culminate a 45-year career on the Lackawanna campus when he retires in June.
Gerard Place adding a community center to fill need
Thu, May 17th 2018 09:00 am
Gerard Place is expanding its services in order to assist families with moving out of poverty and to expand its ministry within its East Side community.
Catholic Charities Appeal reaches $9.5 million
Wed, May 16th 2018 01:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials today reported a recent surge in donations has helped the 2018 Appeal reach $9.5 million in cash and pledges, representing 86 percent of this year's goal. This updated total includes an influx of more than $600,000 since April 30 when the Appeal was at $8.9 million. With fewer than seven weeks remaining, the 94th annual Appeal remains $1.5 million short of its $11 million goal.
Catholic Charities reaches $8.9 million of appeal goal
Wed, May 2nd 2018 03:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials today updated the community on the progress of the 2018 Appeal. With two months remaining, the 94th annual Appeal has reached nearly $8.9 million in cash and pledges, or just shy of 81 percent of this year's goal. Volunteers and campaign leadership must raise an additional $2.1 million between now and June 30 in order to reach this year's $11 million goal.
'Today Show' honors Buffalo Catholic Charities volunteer
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 04:00 pm
"Daisy" Estelle Anderson has volunteered for Catholic Charities for 30 years, but on April 19, the appreciation and esteem earned for all of her work was given back to her, courtesy of a visit from Al Roker of NBC's "The Today Show."
Buffalo Ladies of Charity set inaugural fundraising event
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 12:10 pm
Ladies of Charity, a volunteer organization affiliated with Catholic Charities of Buffalo, will hold its inaugural Party Saturday fundraising event Saturday, April 14, at Catholic Charities, 75 Caldwell Place, Lackawanna.
For 22 cents, Villa Maria students feed those in need
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 09:00 am
Students and volunteers at Villa Maria College are going to feed starving children for .22 cents. That's the cost of one life saving meal from Feed My Starving Children.
D'Youville students, faculty support rehab efforts in Haiti
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 04:10 pm
With a population of more than 10 million, Haiti is similar in size to the state of Michigan, but when it comes to medical rehabilitation services, there is no comparison.
Catholic Charities rooted in helping families stay together
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 08:00 am
When people hear the word "charity," thoughts of feeding the poor or giving shelter to the homeless are common. But people have needs far beyond the basics. Since its inception, Catholic Charities of Buffalo has offered services to strengthen families and communities. From domestic abuse counseling to school intervention to parenting classes, Catholic Charities works to support the family unit.