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There’s always something exciting and important happening with our programs and services at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.  Read these stories and check back often.  We’re always posting updates.


On Monday, Sept. 22, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and Queens Councilman Eric A. Ulrich held a press conference to announce city funding to support bus service for seniors at four CCBQ centers in District 32 -- Howard Beach, Woodhaven, Rockaway Beach and Ozone Park.


NEW THIS YEAR! to the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Memorial Golf Classic is the Celebrity "Fivesome" package. This package includes a day of golf with a “celebrity golfer,” (a traditional foursome, plus a celebrity), caddie service, cocktail reception and dinner for four, hole sponsorship with signage at a hole, and full page program ad.


Catholic Charities is honored to host the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Memorial Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 29 at Sands Point Golf Club in Sands Point, N.Y. Attended by many executives from the New York Metropolitan area, the event will benefit more than 160 programs and services throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Bishop Sullivan was an esteemed member of the CCBQ family for more than fifty years, providing vision, leadership and unwavering support.


On Wednesday, Aug. 6, CCBQ attended The Astoria Pool Celebration for older adults, 62 years and older, and people with special needs. This annual event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and Community Board One.


On Friday, August 1, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens hosted the Sixth Annual Kids Fun Day in Astoria, Queens. Co-sponsored by Fidelis Care of New York, the event was held along Newtown Avenue in Astoria where Catholic Charities Queens Community Center and Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church is located.


Volunteers from Saint Francis de Sales Parish in Holland, Mich., visited New York City on a week-long mission trip where 29 students ages 14-19 gave back to the community through service. The group spent two days with Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, volunteering at Catholic Charities Riverway Senior Center and then at the Queens Community Center.


Tenants from the Catholic Charities Pierrepont House Senior Housing in Brooklyn Heights celebrated their first Fourth of July at their newly renovated rooftop lounge. The residents had a stunning view of the fireworks and also watched the sunset at the start of the spectacular show.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) recently celebrated the 2014 Montessori Teacher Training Program graduation at Brooklyn Borough Hall.


The Frederick Foundation, with the assistance of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, awarded a total of $150,000 in grants to parishes who are operating Food Pantries or Food Assistance Programs.


For the first time, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens offered an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Course in General Construction Outreach Safety. The course, held at the Queens Community Center in Astoria, was held in collaboration with The SuperStorm Sandy Employment Program (SSEP) and Make The Road New York, who are OSHA-authorized trainers. The program is designed to teach workers about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards.

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