FUNDRAISERS & EVENTSCatholic Charities hosts a variety of special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Our events give us the opportunity to educate the community about our mission and to raise monetary and in-find funds for our programs and services. Below is a list of our signature events that are held throughout the year. For details regarding events that are taking place now, please visit our News & Events page. Thank you!
FUNDRAISERSIRISH FEST Irish Fest is Catholic Charities’ largest fundraising event. It gives our donors and supporters an opportunity to gather together to raise funds for our programs and services. Participants enjoy an evening of exquisite food, a silent auction, a live auction and the opportunity to learn about the mission of Catholic Charities. This event typically occurs annually in the month of March and sponsorship opportunities are available. ROAD TO IRISH FEST VIRTUAL BOUTIQUE The Road to Irish Fest Virtual Boutique invites the community to shop online from an array of home and holiday décor from the comfort of home. While you’re browsing and buying, you’re also supporting the works of Catholic Charities. The opportunity to shop at our Virtual Boutique occurs during various holiday seasons throughout the year. Our online Virtual Boutique is open now! CLICK HERE to start your holiday shopping! ESSENTIAL FEST Essential Fest is a livestream musical event featuring an eclectic mix of some of Omaha's most acclaimed performers. Paying tribute to the essential workers and celebrating the things that are essential in our lives, the event raises vital funds for Catholic Charities and other local nonprofits working on the front lines to feed the hungry, raise people out of poverty, strengthen our communities, and protect human dignity. HOOPS FOR HOPE Hoops for Hopes is a Pre-Game Pep Rally that takes place prior to the Creighton vs. Husker Men's Basketball Game in November. It’s an opportunity for basketball fans to show off your team spirit while supporting the works of Catholic Charities. Attendees enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and raffle prizes. This is a free event and open to all Creighton, Husker and Catholic Charities Fans and sponsorship opportunities are available.
COMMUNITY EVENTSTo learn more about any of our Community Events, please contact Dave Vankat at firstname.lastname@example.org. PARISH CONNECT FORUMS Our Parish Connect events are free educational forums for educators, clergy, parishes, staff and parents that occur multiple times a year. Presentations involve speakers who are experts in their field presenting on a variety of topics including mental health, immigration services, pornography addiction, and sex trafficking. COMMMUNNITY FOOD DRIVES Many people in Nebraska live with food insecurities every day. Catholic Charities hosts a variety of community food drives throughout the year. The food collected during these events are distributed to our two food pantries - The Juan Diego Center in South Omaha, and the St. Martin de Porres Center in North Omaha.
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