National Grid Foundation Provides Energy Assistance amid COVID-19 Pandemic

National Grid Foundation Committs $250,000 in Energy Assistance amid COVID-19 Pandemic Foundation Awards Grant to Catholic Charities for Emergency Energy Assistance Fund ALBANY, NY:  Each year, high winter heating bills push stretched budgets over the edge in the cold weather months. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Catholic Charities is seeing more and more people in need of rental assistance, nutritional support and assistance with their energy costs. As temperatures drop, [...]

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KeyBank Announces Major Donation for Catholic Charities’ Covid Relief

Contact: Eileen Spath eileen.spath@ccrcda.org | (518) 935-8774 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2020 KeyBank Announces Major Donation for Catholic Charities’ Covid Relief KeyBank commits $20,000 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany’s COVID Relief Fund to support Capital Region residents in need during the Holiday Season and winter months. Albany, NY – As COVID-19 cases increase across the Capital Region, non-profits like Catholic Charities are seeing more and [...]

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Catholic Charities Announces CC MOVE Schedule for December

Volunteers Needed! Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to assist in the packaging and distribution of food. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:15 AM for morning distributions and 4:30 PM for afternoon distributions. Catholic Charities has released its food distribution schedule for the month of December: 12/1 - Centro Civico, 143 E. Main Street, Amsterdam at 9:30 AM12/3 - Boys and Girls Club, 501 4th Ave, Troy at 9:30 AM12/7 - Macedonia Baptist Church, 26 Wilson Ave, Albany at 9:30 [...]

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November 26, 2020

Thank You

A Word from the CEO Vincent W. Colonno Greetings, In my role with Catholic Charities, it is my privilege to work alongside so many people who approach each day with care and compassion for our neighbors. Our staff and volunteers – including our local board members and our hard-working Board of Trustees – work tirelessly in service of our community. This year they all have kicked it up an extra notch to serve those who come to us for help, oftentimes on the front lines of the [...]

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October 30, 2020

Catholic Charities Honors CC Heroes

At Catholic Charities, we rely on ?the incredible work of our "CC Heroes" - our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly in service of our neighbors. Each month, we'll be honoring a staff person and a volunteer from a different agency and sharing with you a little more about some of the work they do, from working with domestic violence survivors to volunteering in our food pantries to providing meals to students over summer break. This October, we're pleased to recognize Angie Smith and Patrick [...]

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