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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.


Parents of the Catholic Charities Parkside Early Childhood Development Center in Brooklyn were recently treated to an informational Health Advisory Meeting. Parents learned about services and resources for their children in topics ranging from Urgent Care facilities, health insurance, flu shots, special needs and annual check-ups.


In an effort to promote diversity, parents of the Catholic Charities Parkside Early Childhood Development Center in Brooklyn hosted a Thanksgiving Potluck (top photo.) Parents brought in a cultural dish to share for the communal feast. Additionally, two turkeys were raffled off to two lucky winners. The festivities did not stop there, the center also held a Thanksgiving Food Drive (bottom photo.) In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, CCBQ staff members and parents generously donated turkeys, mashed potatoes, pies and more to provide families with a fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner.


Did you see? CCBQ's Turkey Drive was covered by The Tablet. Read more about how we distributed over 700 Thanksgiving meals this holiday season.


"Alphonse Catanese’s father ran a construction company. Every year, he would pack turkeys in ice in the back of a dump truck, then drive to job sites and supply yards in Brooklyn and Queens to provide employees and friends with their Thanksgiving bird."


Children from the Catholic Charities Parkside Early Childhood Development Center in Brooklyn recently embarked on a field trip to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. Children fed the bunnies, llamas, sheep and chickens. They also rode ponies and picked pumpkins. To end the day, children rode in a hayride around the field.


ICYMI: Seniors from the Catholic Charities Seaside Senior Center in Rockaway, Queens recently celebrated Veterans Day with a special celebration to commemorate its distinguished war veterans. The ceremony began with a rendition of the National Anthem and a parade of nine veterans proudly holding the American flag. Following a rousing rendition of the National Anthem was an emotional Pledge of Allegiance. The event concluded with each veteran speaking about their war experience, rank and years spent in service.


CCBQ's Community Programming Services SAT Boot Camp participants are hard at work! Held at the Riverdale Osborne Towers in Brownsville, Brooklyn, participants have been practicing their reading and writing skills. One lucky participant took home a raffled $25 Amazon gift card. CCBQ wishes everyone who is taking the SAT exam, the best of luck. We are confident you will excel. Check out our smiliing participants belolw.

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