Community Steps Up to Help Feed 225 Families this Thanksgiving
Thank you to everyone who donated to this year's Catholic Charities' Thanksgiving basket drive. Your kindness contributed to helping make this time of year special for those who need it most. Your generosity helped provide baskets for 225 families!
Special shoutout to 11-year-old Margaret (pictured), an inspiration to us all. In just one weekend, she rallied her friends and neighbors to do an incredibly good deed - donating three baskets worth of items. We're in awe of Margaret's generosity and thankful for her heartfelt contribution to those in need. Margaret is also the granddaughter of volunteer Anna Lee Ingalls.
We appreciate Margaret and everyone who donated this year!
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Adopt a Family This Christmas
It’s the season of giving, and it’s time to make a difference! With so many families in need this Christmas, we have an opportunity to give back and make an impact. Let’s come together and work to help others by signing up to adopt a family this Christmas.
From Hardship to Hope: Clifford Warren's Journey of Transformation
If you were to pass Clifford Warren on the street, you would not ever imagine what he’s been through during his 56 years. Born and raised in New Orleans, Clifford has experienced a lifetime of struggles that would shatter most people, including childhood abuse, homelessness, unemployment, and mental health struggles. You also would not be able to imagine the incredible 180-degree turn his life has taken over the last few years, a result of the support from Ciara House at Catholic Charities.
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Thank you - We are Half-Way to our
Thank you so much to everyone who has generously contributed to our Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal!
We have already reached
50% of our
$1.75 million goal!
Every generous gift makes a huge difference in the lives of those in our community and we are incredibly thankful that you have joined us on this journey.
Let's continue to make a positive impact together!
Clothe-a-Child Event Makes Christmas a Little Brighter for nearly 300 children
During the Clothe-a-Child event held in November at Walmart in Metairie, volunteers often had to take a break from the marathon gift-wrapping session to tell shoppers what was happening. The volunteers are of course always more than happy to spread the word, as this year’s Clothe-a-Child was able to shop for 277 children!
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In the News:
Immigrants start new lives in New Orleans, with a boost from Catholic Charities
Life can be unpredictable, but it often offers an opportunity for growth. Meet Jose Ashby, a Catholic Charities Refugee Services program client who arrived in New Orleans from Trinidad last February. Refugee Services assists immigrants with the essentials for beginning a life in their new home—securing housing, employment, and mentoring.
St. Elizabeth's Guild: Supporting Catholic Charities for more than Six Decades
It's amazing to see how much the St. Elizabeth's Guild has accomplished since the 1950s! The Guild has been steadfast in their commitment to support Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans children's programs.
Some program directors recently were recognized at a Guild luncheon where their programs received grants, including Padua House, a residential program for those with intellectual disabilities (Director Tanna Barthelemy pictured above), Parish & Community Ministries, and Therapeutic Family Services, which provides specialized foster care for children with behavioral or developmental problems.
We are blessed to have the St. Elizabeth's Guild in our corner and greatly appreciate their generosity!