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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.

12-13-2013

Once again this year, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens partnered with New York Cares Winter Wish program to bring Christmas cheer to many of our families in need.

12-05-2013

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and partners, New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), New York City Office for Persons With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) and elected officials, held the official dedication of the Catholic Charities Peter J. Striano Residence in Howard Beach, N.Y., on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

12-04-2013

The Catholic Charities Riverway Innovative Senior Center officially opened on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The official opening was part of a ribbon-cutting for the Riverway Apartments located at 230 Riverdale Avenue in the community of Brownsville, Brooklyn. Partners on the project included Sydelle Knepper of SKA Marin, the New York City Department for the Aging and the Calvary Church of God, as well as local legislators.

12-03-2013

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has joined #GivingTuesday, a national giving day on December 3, 2013. Following Thanksgiving weekend and kicking off the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is a national day devoted to giving back – it’s a celebration of our great American tradition of generosity.

11-21-2013

Catholic Charities is now collecting toys and gift cards for the holidays at its Community Centers in Brooklyn and Queens.  New, unwrapped gifts can be donated at Catholic Charities Community Centers, which are located at 191 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights and 23-40 Astoria Boulevard in Astoria.  If you would like to make a cash donation, please make your check payable to “Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens” and mail to: Catholic Charities Toy Drive, Office of Development, 191 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

11-21-2013

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 25 volunteers from National Grid’s Finance Department at Metrotech Brooklyn came to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Brooklyn Community Center and food pantry to help distribute 200 Thanksgiving turkey meals to the local community as part of their National Grid Day of Service. As part of their volunteer efforts, National Grid donated the 200 turkeys for the distribution. The “fixings” were from the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens food pantry.

11-20-2013

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens co-sponsored its second-annual Bereavement Conference: Journey to Healing: We Remember; We Celebrate; We Believe, along with its partners for the conference: Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Brooklyn and the Vincentian Center for Church & Society at St. John’s University.

11-18-2013

On Friday, Nov. 15, volunteers from Ameriprise Financial came to CCBQ’s Queens Community Center in Astoria to help distribute fish and paint our Community Center room. Organized by the President of our POP Housing Corporation Board of Trustees, Darrel Upson, Ameriprise brought 10 volunteers to help including their children.

United Seafood Enterprises donated 500 pounds of Tilapia, five times the amount of fish of years past to the volunteer event. The fish will go to families from the Queens Community Center in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

11-15-2013

Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Robert Siebel has announced the promotion of Donna Corrado, Ph.D, to Executive Director of Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Inc. (CCNS), effective Nov. 4, 2013.

11-15-2013

Members of the CCBQ After School P.L.U.S. program at Public School 50 in Jamaica, N.Y., organized a Catholic Charities fair on Thursday, Nov. 14, whick took place during their parent-teacher conference day. The fair had many stations showcasing services that Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has to offer families and children, as well as services their community can provide.

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