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Catholic Charities to host Parish Parking Lot Pop Up in Gowanda
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 09:00 am
To help individuals and families during these challenging COVID-19 times, Catholic Charities is hosting Parish Parking Lot Pop Ups at parishes across Western New York, including in Gowanda. Catholic Charities will be at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church at 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda on Monday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Catholic Charities team member will be on hand to share a free care bag filled with personal care items and paper products as well as available to answer questions about any of the services that are available.
Catholic Charities seeking Volunteers for COVID Friendly Phones Program
Thu, Nov 19th 2020 04:00 pm
Catholic Charities needs volunteers for its COVID Friendly Phones visitation program. An adaptation of its Home Visitation Program for seniors (age 60+) in Genesee and Orleans counties, this safe social connection is an opportunity for homebound seniors to maintain a connection with the outside world they otherwise would not have due to their shrinking social circles as a result of the pandemic.
Catholic Charities to host Parish Parking Lot Pop Ups in Corfu and Albion
Thu, Nov 5th 2020 08:00 am
To help individuals and families during these challenging COVID-19 times, Catholic Charities is hosting Parish Parking Lot Pop Ups at parishes in several Western New York counties, including in Corfu and Albion next week. Catholic Charities will be at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish at 18 W. Main St., Corfu on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Holy Family Parish at 106 S. Main St., Albion on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Catholic Charities in Allegany & Cattaraugus Counties Launches "Coping with COVID" Virtual Support Group
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
To help residents of Allegany and Cattaraugus counties who may be feeling lost or sad, isolated, or experiencing anxiousness and need encouragement during this difficult time, Catholic Charities today announced the launch of a "Coping with COVID" virtual support group. The group will meet monthly and be moderated by a Catholic Charities mental health counselor. For more information or to register, call 716-372-0101.
Joint Statement Opposing the FY2021 Refugee Resettlement Cap
Thu, Oct 29th 2020 04:00 pm
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that the refugee resettlement ceiling will be set at 15,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This is the lowest number since the U.S. resettlement program was established nearly 40 years ago.
Catholic Charities Announces Five Leadership Appointments
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 08:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced five appointments to leadership roles in the organization. Michael Quinn has been named Chief Financial Officer, Clara Moran was appointed Chief Development Officer, Joseph Farrauto was named Chief People Officer, Briandi Little has been promoted to Director of Human Resources and Stephanie George to Director of Development.
Catholic Charities Wellsville Thrift Store Reopens Sept. 29
Sun, Sep 27th 2020 04:10 pm
Catholic Charities Thrift Store in Wellsville, 67 East Pearl St., will reopen to the public for two days each week beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began eight months ago.
Catholic Charities Receives Grant from NYS Office of Child and Family Services to expand Kinship Caregiver Program
Sat, Sep 26th 2020 12:00 am
In recognition of September as National Kinship Care Month, Catholic Charities of Buffalo announces the receipt of a New York State Office of Child and Family Services grant in the amount of $450,000. The three-year grant will enable Catholic Charities to expand its Kinship Caregiver Program from Cattaraugus County into Allegany County.
Catholic Charities' Food Pantries Receive Semi-truckload of Food Donations
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 04:00 pm
Donations from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will benefit over 7,000 Western New Yorkers with food insecurities
How Catholic Charities is Helping During COVID-19
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 10:00 am
Catholic Charities continues to help people in need throughout Western New York, as it has for more than 96 years.  Reach out to us at 716-218-1419 if we can help you with: 
Catholic Charities, C-Tech, Workforce Buffalo to Offer Technology Training Starting Sept. 8
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 09:40 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo Workforce and Education Services, in conjunction with the Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Investment Board and C-Tech, is offering a four-week training beginning Sept. 8 titled "Hands-On Technology Training: Short-term Training for Long-term Careers."
Catholic Charities WIC Healthy Baby Festival to Go Virtual
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 09:00 am
Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program Healthy Baby Festival is going virtual this year! Expectant and young families are invited to attend the festival virtually through an event on Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Facebook page on Wednesday, Aug. 5. 
Appeal 2020 achieves $8.4 million
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 09:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced today that Appeal 2020 in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith achieved a total of $8,411,138 in cash and pledges, representing 84.1% of its $10 million goal.
"A Walk in Their Words" - World Refugee Day Virtual Run/Walk
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 02:00 pm
The International Institute of Buffalo, Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Journey's End Refugee Services, and Jewish Family Services of Buffalo and Erie County invite the public to join a Virtual Run / Walk to recognize World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The event organized by The Center, Utica, will raise awareness and funds to support these local agencies and refugee resettlement agencies across New York State. These agencies provide direct services to thousands of our most vulnerable, as well as build community, support resiliency and honor the innate dignity of all human beings with their work every day.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo Statement on the Killing of George Floyd
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 11:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo President and Chief Executive Officer Deacon Steve Schumer issued the following statement denouncing the killing of George Floyd and the pattern of violence and injustice that precedes this murder: 
Catholic Charities to Benefit from Knights of Columbus Food Drive
Thu, May 28th 2020 09:00 am
The Our Lady of Hope Knights of Columbus Council in Kenmore will hold a contactless food drive to benefit Catholic Charities' food pantries on Friday, May 29. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Knights' parking lot, 1530 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore.
HOPE Day 2020 nets $358,910 for Annual Appeal
Tue, May 26th 2020 01:00 pm
HOPE Day, the annual day of giving to benefit Appeal 2020, brought in $250,160 on May 22. This total will be increased by another $108,750 in matching funds for a grand total of $358,910.
Appeal 2020 HOPE Day scheduled for Friday, May 22
Mon, May 18th 2020 10:00 am
With less than two months to go in Appeal 2020, Catholic Charities today announced HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving, will be held Friday, May 22 throughout Western New York. The first $108,750 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach the annual Appeal's $10 million goal.
Mobile Food Drive to Benefit Catholic Charities
Mon, May 4th 2020 09:20 am
Erie County Legislator John Gilmour, in partnership with the City of Lackawanna, will host an event to replenish items at the Catholic Charities Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry and Outreach.
Appeal 2020 Reaches $5.2 Million, Now Halfway to Goal
Wed, Apr 22nd 2020 11:00 am
With just more than two months left of Appeal 2020, Catholic Charities announced today that its annual campaign has tipped over the halfway mark. To date, the Appeal has raised $5,201,665.90, which is 52% of the $10 million goal.
Catholic Charities Launches COVID-19 Helpline
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 02:25 pm
To more quickly connect Western New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the crucial services they need right now, Catholic Charities of Buffalo today announced the launch of a dedicated COVID-19 helpline.
Catholic Charities announces $3.75 million raised to date for Appeal 2020
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 09:00 am
Appeal Sunday, a decades-long Palm Sunday tradition, would have played out in parishes across the Diocese of Buffalo this weekend. Volunteers would greet Mass attendees at the church vestibule or ensure they were encouraged by their Pastor to put their envelopes in the basket as it was passed. Although none of that will happen because of the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Charities of Buffalo today provided its first update on Appeal 2020.
Joyce Family Food Pantry & Outreach Adjusts Service Because of COVID-19
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 05:00 pm
Catholic Charities' Joyce Family Food Pantry & Outreach, 67 E. Pearl St., Wellsville, is adjusting service next month because of the COVID-19 virus: the Easter Food Box will be given out with pantry clients' April pantry visit, and extended hours will be offered during Holy Week (April 6-10). Also, clients are asked to call ahead for their April visit, and until further notice.
Grocery stores and a local restaurant are reaching out to Catholic Charities, along with FeedMore of Western New York, to share their excess.
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 10:00 am
Yesterday, Catholic Charities food pantry staff, as well as employees from its Workforce and Education and Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program, pitched in to pick up and sort eggs, pastries, vegetables, fruit and more for distribution to​the agency's nine food pantries in three counties (Erie, Cattaraugus and Allegany).
Catholic Charities Workforce and Education Program Switches to Distance Learning, Distributes Care Packages to Students
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 03:40 pm
Challenging times call for creative methods. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Catholic Charities' Department of Workforce and Education this week transitioned its high school equivalency preparatory classes to distance learning, as on-site classes were suspended. 
Catholic Charities to Temporarily Close Select Programs March 15-March 21
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 03:00 pm
Keeping both our clients' and volunteers' healthy and safety a top priority, Catholic Charities has elected to temporarily close three programs next week.
Catholic Charities Receives $1.7 Million in Grants from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 12:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been named a first-round grantee of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, receiving a total of $1,743,204 from the foundation to establish or expand three programs focusing on aspects of education and training.
Statement by Deacon Steve Schumer Regarding Announcement by The Diocese of Buffalo
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 02:35 pm
"The anticipated and now formal announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo regarding its pursuit of reorganization through Chapter 11 provides Catholic Charities of Buffalo another opportunity to communicate that we are a separate nonprofit organization, a distinct entity from the Diocese. As such, we are not involved or included in the process.
Volunteers from Niagara County Help Support Appeal 2020
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 01:00 pm
About 55 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop today to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Niagara County.
Volunteers from Erie County Help Launch Appeal 2020 with Second County Workshop
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 11:00 am
About 112 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Feb. 12 to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Erie County.
Volunteers from Erie County Help Launch Appeal 2020
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:00 am
About 40 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Jan. 29 to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Erie County.
Volunteers from Chautauqua County Help Launch Appeal 2020
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 01:00 pm
About 25 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Jan. 25 to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Chautauqua County.
Volunteers from Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties Help Launch Appeal 2020
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:00 pm
About 44 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop, Saturday, Jan. 18 to help launch Appeal 2020 in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties.
Appeal 2020 Launches for Volunteers in Tri-County Area
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 10:00 am
About 40 Appeal parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Jan. 8 to help kick off Appeal 2020 in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Catholic Charities Launches Appeal 2020
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:00 am
Catholic Charities today announced the launch of Appeal 2020 setting a goal of $10 million. This year's theme is "Think of Me."
Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints New President and CEO
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 02:00 pm
Following an extensive five month search by the Board of Trustees, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo and Chair of the Board of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, announces the appointment of Deacon Steve Schumer as the organization's new President and CEO, effective Jan. 6, 2020.
East Delavan Academy Construction & Trades Training Program Graduates Second Class
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 03:00 pm
The East Delavan Academy Construction & Trades Training Program, a collaborative effort between Catholic Charities Workforce and Education and 716 Ministries, graduated nine students today. This was the second graduating class from the Academy; the first group graduated in April.
 

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