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Cooks with Collars

We’re serving up “Cooks With Collars” again this year!

Stay tuned for sponsorship and other participation opportunities.  

The online competition begins January 30 and runs through March 1, 2022.

Last year, Cooks with Collars sponsors provided more than $62,000 to fund Catholic Charities programs and services.

                                                               Please help us  thank last year’s sponsors:

            

                          

 

                           Ray & Teri Bishop     

               Anthony & Evelyn Carfango                    Von & Jane George 

 

 

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Open Your Heart

Thank you for opening your hearts!!  You helped provide a warm meal and fellowship to the homeless and near-homeless in our community.

Catholic Charities welcomes the homeless and near-homeless at its two soup kitchens – in Allentown and Pottsville.

A front-page story in the Morning Call’s February 1st paper describes how Allentown’s new Commission on Homelessness is seeking funding for “a village of micro-shelters for the homeless; landlord engagement initiatives to help those facing eviction; and greater assistance to individuals and families grasping for a safety net.”

Rob Nicolella, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, is the co-chairperson of this homelessness commission.   He has worked for the agency for nearly 20 years and has seen how difficult it is to keep up with the need.

Thank you for helping to continue these services.  Your support helps us continue programs and services to not only help the homeless, but to prevent homelessness in the first place.

We can ONLY do this together.  May God bless you for your compassion.

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Veterans Day

Serving those who served for us, Catholic Charities assisted 135 Veterans in 2020.

Please consider a gift in honor or memory of a Veteran.

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Client's Story

67-year-old “Ann” was referred to Catholic Charities for assessment and counseling by her pastor.  Because the referral was made in the early stages of the pandemic, there were no face-to-face meeting, but weekly online counseling for three months.  Ann shared her fears and anxieties tht resulted from the pandemic.  Through active listening, empathic response, and other therapeutic intervention, Ann reported an increased ability to cope with these and other stressors.

Once she felt confident in the coping skills she learned through the sessions, Ann informed her counselor that she no longer felt the need for ongoing counseling.

“It was such a relief to have someone to talk to and who understood me.  I didn’t realize that I could have counseling over the phone and thought I would have to deal with all my problems and issues alone because of the pandemic.  I can’t express how grateful I am that there was someone there to listen to me and to offer support and encouragement.”

Ann
Northampton County, PA

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Giving Tuesday

Global Day of Giving on November 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities through acts of kindness, gifts of voice, time, talent or treasure.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to provide thousands of meals, blankets, coats, and other necessities at our soup kitchens in Allentown and Pottsville to those who would otherwise be hungry and cold this winter.

                                                                                         YOU CAN DOUBLE YOUR GIFT!

Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our friends, Pat and Sandy Corpora, who will matched the first $10,000 raised. 

We couldn’t do this without them or YOU!    PLEASE HELP TODAY!

#GivingTuesday   #sharingourgifts   #helpandhope

"The counseling services that I received changed my life. They made me a better person."

Catholic Charities' mission is to provide compassionate human services with respect for the sanctity of all human life.

Your gift will feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless, counsel those suffering with mental health issues and show respect for all, regardless of faith, race, age, or ability to pay.

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