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Catholic Charities Recognized as Healthy Place to Work

by Stephanie Brown
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 02:00 pm
Jesse Ladoue, director of the Heart Walk, left, and Kathy Doeing from Catholic Charities' Human Resources Department accepting the Gold Fit-Friendly Award.
Jesse Ladoue, director of the Heart Walk, left, and Kathy Doeing from Catholic Charities' Human Resources Department accepting the Gold Fit-Friendly Award.

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2015 - Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been designated a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association, meaning it promotes physical activity and is committed to providing a healthy workplace for its employees.

A Gold designation also means that a workplace offers healthy eating options and promotes a wellness culture.

According to information printed in The Buffalo News, more than 15,000 residents are currently working for 17 companies in the region that have received the American Heart Association designation.

For more information about the program, visit heart.org/worksitewellness.

Catholic Charities served more than 142,000 people in need in Western New York in 2014. For 92 years, Catholic Charities has been making a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity in Western New York. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assesses clients for other needs to ensure long-term success. It is the most comprehensive human service provider serving Western New York. Catholic Charities is an excellent steward of the contributions it receives.

For five years, Catholic Charities attained the highest-possible rating (four stars) from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management, and the agency receives the highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service.

Check out Catholic Charities at ccwny.org, at facebook.com/ccbuffalo, twitter.com/ ccbuffalo and youtube.com/ccbuffalo.

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