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Appeal 2020 HOPE Day scheduled for Friday, May 22

By Appeal

With less than two months to go in Appeal 2020, Catholic Charities today announced HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving, will be held  Friday, May 22 throughout Western New York. The first $108,750 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort…

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Mobile Food Drive to Benefit Catholic Charities

By Food Drive

Eileen Nowak, director of Catholic Charities’ Department of Parish Outreach and Advocacy, sorts toiletries at the Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry & Outreach in Lackawanna. SPECIAL TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES from the Office of Legislator John Gilmour Erie County Legislator John Gilmour, in partnership with City of Lackawanna Mayor Annette Iafallo,…

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Catholic Charities Launches COVID-19

By News

To more quickly connect Western New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the crucial services they need right now, Catholic Charities of Buffalo today announced the launch of a dedicated COVID-19 helpline. By calling 716-218-1419 between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., one can reach a Catholic…

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Grocery stores and a local restaurant are reaching out to Catholic Charities, along with FeedMore of Western New York, to share their excess.

By Workforce & Education

Yesterday, Catholic Charities food pantry staff, as well as employees from its Workforce and Education and Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program, pitched in to pick up and sort eggs, pastries, vegetables, fruit and more for distribution to​the agency’s nine food pantries in three counties (Erie, Cattaraugus and Allegany). More than 500 dozen eggs and other…

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Catholic Charities Workforce and Education Program Switches to Distance Learning, Distributes Care Packages to Students

By School Based Services

Educators Harvey Miles and Roni Ehlert put the packages together for their students. Challenging times call for creative methods. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Catholic Charities’ Department of Workforce and Education this week transitioned its high school equivalency preparatory classes to distance learning, as on-site classes were suspended….

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