FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- A Day of Caring for Catholic Charities - September 2019
On September 20, 2019, Catholic Charities participated in United Way’s Annual Day of Caring. During this one day event, local nonprofits host volunteer opportunities for employee teams from dozens of area companies. The purpose is to support the United Way’s goal of strengthening local organizations and also bringing coworkers together addressing needs in our community.
Catholic Charities was honored to have employees from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska volunteer at two of our programming sites.
Volunteers at the Juan Diego Center kept busy sorting and restocking the Food Pantry with more than 6,500 pounds of food. Our food pantries provide an emergency supply of food to families and individuals lacking the resources to satisfy the basic nutritional needs for themselves and/or their families.
Saint Martin de Porres received help with the Sazzy Seniors Husker tailgate party. Volunteers assisted the seniors with playing Bingo, taking them on a Scavenger Hunt, and handing out door prizes. Our senior services address the physical, social, emotional, financial, and spiritual needs of older adults. Socialization, meals, classes, and outings are a few of the services offered to seniors in our community.
Catholic Charities offers a variety of services and programs empowering hundreds of thousands of individuals and families in our community. Events like the United Way Day of Caring allows Catholic Charities the opportunity to increase awareness about our mission and engage people in volunteering.
About Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities ministers to the greatest and most fundamental needs of our community, serving over 80,000 people in need every year. Since 1926, Catholic Charities has had a rich tradition of serving and advocating for the voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused, and forgotten individuals and families throughout the Omaha Archdiocese’s 23 counties. THAT’S THE POWER OF COMMUNITY!
To learn about our programs or volunteering for Catholic Charities, please visit www.ccomaha.org.