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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.


Our Queens Community Center held a huge Earth Day celebration on April 24 with nearly 100 children and families. The event included many arts and crafts and snack stations, and it was a way to come together and learn about the environment and our planet. 


Losing a loved one or nearing the end of life is difficult for anyone. Our Catholic Charities Bereavement Services offers various ways to ease the pain, including group talks, individual consultations, spiritual talks and prayer shawls.


The work of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens would not be possible without the support of volunteers.


The spring 2015 issue of the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens newsletter is now available. Learn how we impact the lives of many -- with your help. 



As part of the NCAA Big East Conference’s inaugural Big East Serves Day to celebrate member school’s commitment to make a difference in the community, St. John’s University sports students literally served seniors at our Hillcrest Senior Center in Jamaica, Queens. Five student volunteers served lunch to more than 100 visitors then spent the day socializing at the Center.


Woodhaven, NY — City Council Member Eric A. Ulrich (R-Queens), New York State Assembly Member Mike Miller, and Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced the creation of a special relief fund to aid those families impacted from Thursday night’s fire in Woodhaven, Queens which damaged or destroyed eight homes and misplaced over 60 individuals.



"Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens joins with the Archdiocese of New York in mourning the passing of Edward Cardinal Egan. We offer our wish of condolences to Cardinal Dolan, the priests and religious of the Archdiocese and to the people of the Archdiocese. Cardinal Egan was a friend of Catholic Charities and a strong advocate for the needs of the less fortunate in the City of New York."


With the dreadful cold weather New York City has been experiencing, many seniors have spent countless days indoors and alone. Sometimes, their only visit is from our Catholic Charities Home Delivered Meals drivers. These drivers not only continue delivering the meals despite severe weather, they visit with the seniors and make sure the seniors are safe and comfortable.


The Catholic Charities Latino S.T.E.P. Up Program (Success through Education Program) hosted its first ever Math Battle competition. There were 35 participants, ranging from grades 3 through 11, which included youth from the program, along with children from the Astoria area. This problem-solving competition served as an innovative way for students to learn and practice math, and develop critical listening skills. Each student received a set of math questions with only 30 seconds to answer each problem.



“For beauty may fade and skin grow old, but a heart that is loyal will never grow cold.” --Marie Davis, poet

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