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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.


CCBQ's Community Programming Services Grandmothers As Mothers Again (G.A.M.A.) participants gathered at the Catholic Charities Pierrepont House for the Elderly in Brooklyn for their first session. Participants worked diligently to create vision boards that symbolized their goals and passions. Thank you to Andrew from ClearCaptions and Frank from the NYC Department for the Aging's Grandparents Resource Center for offering resources and services.


​Seniors of the Catholic Charities Narrows Senior Center in Brooklyn recently held their 4th Annual Fashion Show. Seniors wore their best outfits ranging from sporty to casual to evening wear. They strutted down the catwalk with live music and commentary. The day was filled with music, dancing and singing. Check out our fashionistas!

CCBQ's The New York Times Neediest Cases client Kevin Carr was recently featured in Fox 5 NY. Click here for more.


Santa may be resting in the North Pole, but the gift-giving season isn't over yet! CCBQ's Community Programming Services recently celebrated Three Kings Day at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Brooklyn. Over 300 guests enjoyed snacks, games, photo ops and arts and crafts. Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar traveled by horse, camel and elephant following the star to be at our celebration. Families received gifts and $25 TD Bank gift cards.


Seniors from the Catholic Charities Narrows Senior Center in Brooklyn recently celebrated New Year's with a fun party. Seniors enjoyed celebrating with peers, music, dancing and counting down to the New Year. See the photos below! Happy New Year to Everyone, all the best for the New Year.


Partnering with Eye on Education and New York Life Insurance Company, CCBQ's Community Programming Services recently hosted a free Health and Safety Screenings Event at the Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc. - Malcolm X Day Care Center in Corona, Queens. Over 90 children received comprehensive eye exams provided by Eye on Education, glasses and adorable watches. Additionally, over 60 New York Life Insurance Company Child IDs were created. Thanks to staff members of the Malcolm X Day Care Center for helping make this event possible.


CCBQ would like to thank Ideal Wholesale Grocers in Astoria for their donation of 2,000 pounds of pasta. This generous donation was distributed throughout CCBQ's Food Pantry Network, senior housing residences and to Christmas Toy Drives recipients. CCBQ extends our deepest gratitude.


"Imagining the personality and quirks of the child destined to receive a gift is also a theme of the annual toy drive benefiting Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. It has taken place on the second Saturday of December for 36 years, thanks to Don Costello, a retired lieutenant commander with the New York Police Department.

His inspiration came in 1982 after he responded to a home robbery shortly before Christmas. All of the gifts that a father had bought for his children had been stolen."

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