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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.


January is Poverty in America Awareness month, and there’s no better way to start off the new year than by helping those in need.  Nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers are living in poverty, and according to a new report released last week--40% of all New Yorkers are purchasing less food in order to stretch food resources and money.


2HOWARD BEACH, Queens—In December, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation (CCPOP), the affordable housing development division of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ), announced it has closed on $31 million in financing to develop Howard Beach Senior Apartments, which will offer 96 units of affordable housing to seniors and persons with developmental disabilities.


Nearly 500 children filled our centers with Christmas cheer, enjoying holiday festivities at our Queens Hillcrest Senior Center this past Saturday,


“I care about… Senior centers. After-school programs. Meals for the homebound. Food pantries. Day care. Job training. …


During the Thanksgiving holiday, requests for our food have reached staggering numbers with an increase of families in need. This holiday has also proved more challenging to obtain turkey donations as many companies that provide turkeys for our families were also facing a increase in charitable requests.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is pleased to announce that the agency’s rebranding campaign has won five MarCom Awards in the 2011 international competition, which recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens set a fundraising record at its annual Bishop’s Testimonial Award Reception on Wednesday, November 9, at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios. The agency surpassed the performance of the past decade with unprecedented sponsorships and support. All funds raised will benefit much needed programs and services for thousands throughout Brooklyn and Queens.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is one of seven major non-profit agencies that administer The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund to thousands in need of assistance. For the past 100 years, the Neediest Cases Fund and Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens have provided for people from all walks of life—turning desperation into hope.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, the Human Services arm of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, joins leaders of 22 national Catholic organizations to protest the new rule on the “preventive services” mandate issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and is calling for legislative reform of the health care law to protect conscience rights.


The Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Web site, developed by Sanky Net, was recently recognized by the Web Marketing Association and was presented with Non-Profit Standard of Excellence WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. The 15thAnnual International WebAward Competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and marketers worldwide. The standards that were judged included layout, content and ease of use for the intended target audience. 

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