Nearly 1,200 people volunteer at Catholic Charities each month. These dedicated volunteers assist in a variety of ways, including picking up food from area grocery stores and delivering it to one of nine pantries, coordinating parish food drives, working in the TurnStyles thrift store, helping with English language classes, serving on the event planning committees, and so much more. Thank you to the many volunteers who are so dedicated to Catholic Charities.
Derrick Dydell started volunteering for The Whole Person in September of 2014 and has held many roles since. He is the go-to guy for anything that needs to be done, including moving furniture at events, advocating with consumers in Jefferson City, assisting with voter registration activities, and much more.
Cecilia Singletary and Derrick Dydell enjoyed The Whole Person’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
November 16th is the date for High Aspirations’ sixth annual Mentors Challenge at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Henry W. Bloch will receive the inaugural Robert B. Rogers Legacy Award. Bob Rogers passed away last March, and the award was established to honor his tireless commitment to High Aspirations. High Aspirations is a prevention-based mentoring program, serving young African American men in our community, ages eight through 18.
The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has a wonderful group of volunteers who make a huge impact on the organization. Members of the Train Committee plan and design new additions to the garden, maintain the current layouts, train new operations volunteers, and run the trains for visitors of all ages.
The Overland Park Convention Center is the new setting for the 43rd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas on January 21st. Lynn and Jay Reardon are serving as the presidents of the event that features a cocktail reception, a formal dinner and dancing into the night. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provides a wide range of programs and services to thousands of its neighbors in need each month.