Thank You for Making Giving Tuesday A Huge Success!
We are thrilled (Overwhelmed! Humbled! Grateful beyond words!) to say THANK YOU to our community for the incredible response in donating $17,185 for Catholic Charities' Giving Tuesday promotion!
On World Day of the Poor, we asked you to join us on our way to a $10,000 goal in honor of #GivingTuesday - $5,000 raised online, $5,000 matched from other generous donors including Alpin Haus. You came through in ways [...]
Six Catholic Charities employees recently returned home from a voluntary two week deployment in Houston, Texas. There, the team - our very own "Albany Angels"- assisted with Hurricane Recovery efforts.
The crew arrived back home on Sunday, October 1st, tired but happy to be back in New York. Several news organizations were on the scene to interview the returning Catholic Charities employees about their experience.
Catholic Charities USA had hosted its annual national conference in Houston, [...]
Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, along with Bishop Joe S. Vasquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, and Jeanne M. Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The letter points out that an estimated 800,000 young people have benefitted from the DACA program. Parishes, the Catholic [...]
Vincent W. Colonno, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, recently published a letter to the editor of The Altamont Enterprise Opinion on responding to hatred and racism with love:
To the Editor:
The news has not been good. Racism and violence are in the headlines again, and many are shaking their heads in disbelief. How could this happen, in our country, in this day and age?
What can be done?
Each of us can take a stand, with our choices, to show what we believe in. To [...]
Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties recently held a "Color Run" to benefit their programs, and well, the pictures speak for themselves! Check them out in the Color Run Facebook Album.
Feeling like you missed out? There's another chance to lace up for a good cause with the upcoming Fam Funds 5K Run.