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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 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.


Anthony Cammarata Jr., Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. was honored by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens at the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner at Pier Sixty in Manhattan on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.


On Friday, May 16, staff members of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens hosted an Art Gala for residents and guests in their supported housing residences.


On Sunday, April 27, Sister Ellen Patricia Finn, O.P., Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Deputy Executive Director was honored by The Bridge To Life, Inc. at their 22nd Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance. Sister and co-honoree Ed Wilkinson, editor and news director of The Tablet and Net TV’s Currents, were named by the organization as this year’s “Champions of Life.”


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens celebrated Earth Day at the Catholic Charities Queens Community Center in Astoria with more than 150 guests. Co-sponsored by Fidelis Care New York, this fifth-annual celebration featured the themes “Under the Sea” and “Planet Earth.”

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