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Neighborhood Pantries Get Creative To Help Those In Need

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Tue, 04/19/2022 - 15:52

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As living expenses increase, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is enhancing services and support
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“With more individuals, families, and households struggling to afford groceries and rent, we needed to get creative in our thinking." *Marie Baxter, CEO of Catholic Charities
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As part of one of the nation’s largest social services networks, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is dedicated to making a difference by meeting the needs of residents in Reno, Sparks, and the region’s rural communities.

The need is great

8 Ways To Support Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada This Holiday Season

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 13:32

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From food and clothing donations to volunteering and online shopping, there are plenty of ways to support Catholic Charities during the holidays
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“You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God,” 2 Corinthians 9:11
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The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for many people. But they can be challenging, too, especially for underserved populations experiencing homelessness, poverty, or mental health challenges, including children and youth.

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for many people. But they can be challenging, too, especially for underserved populations experiencing homelessness, poverty, or mental health challenges, including children and youth.

Catholic Charities makes a significant impact in the Northern Nevada community through its programs and supports thousands of people and families in need across Northern Nevada. And as the Bible makes clear, those who are generous to others are in service to God.

Community Comes Out in Droves to Welcome Afghan Citizens

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Submitted by rjreyes659_727 on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 14:45

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Reno, Sparks, and Tahoe friends have come out in droves in support of the Northern Nevada International Center’s efforts to provide sanctuary for incoming Afghan refugees.

On August 16, 2021, the Kabul airport was a scene of discord and panic as Afghanistan residents and Americans alike rushed to flee the region as the Taliban assumed its rule. On August 17, the Truckee Meadows flooded our organization with offers to help.  

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHERN NEVADA OPENS SATELLITE LOCATION IN SUN VALLEY

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Tue, 07/27/2021 - 16:42

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Bringing Poverty Assistance Programs Directly to Community
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As access can be a barrier for someone seeking services, the Catholic Charities Sun Valley satellite location can address needs beyond food insecurity, removing the barrier and improving quality of life.
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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) has a new satellite location in Sun Valley.  Located at Saint Peter’s Canisius Church, a mobile unit will serve as a satellite office for the food pantry location as well as other services.

Harvest Consciously This Year

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:57

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Catholic Charities earns highest rating from Charity Navigator for good governance and financial responsibility of donor investments.
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“Catholic Charities’ exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.
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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive year that CCNN has earned this top distinction, which is the highest possible rating and indicates that the organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.

As spring is traditionally the time of planting, it also brings to mind the thought of harvesting that labor’s fruits. This passage from the book of Leviticus gives guidance regarding some ethical and community-minded practices:

“When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you.” — Leviticus 23:22

Catholic Charities Supports Local Farms To Help Communities Flourish

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 14:51

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St. Vincent’s Food Pantry feeds the community while supporting local farmers and food providers
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By refocusing to buy as many local products as we can, we have helped sustain families in our community whose businesses have been severely impacted by the pandemic.
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At Catholic Charities, our mission is to provide bread—spiritual, social, and sustenance—to people of all cultures and beliefs through a broad range of services, including food resources, case management, and residential programs. Our St. Vincent’s Food Pantry is a crucial component in our efforts to help feed our community. As the largest food pantry in Northern Nevada, it serves more than 15,000 people per month. Annually, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry distributes more than 300,000 boxes of food for families in need.

The Lord’s prayer, “Give us today our daily bread,” from Matthew 6:11, has been interpreted in various ways. It’s not only a supplication for the nourishment of bread and other food. It also envelops our overall basic needs for good health and well-being—food, shelter, clothing, warmth, and safety.

Filling Up on Good Karma

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 21:02

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One local woman and her pug are inspiring others to care for their community
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"I just love how accessible and easy they’ve made it to give back to those in need in our community. You can give a little, you can give a lot, you can give daily or one time." *Brooke Lampert, local chef and food philanthropist
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Brooke Lampert, a local chef, caterer and community food philanthropist has been filling area Karma Boxes with her pug Beau. Their joy is contagious.

His name is Beauregard Jackson Pickett-Burnside (Beau to his fans), and he believes in karma – specifically, the Karma Box Project. The middle-aged pug, with his trademark dangling tongue, is companion to Brooke Lampert, a local chef, caterer and community food philanthropist. This winter, the pair has added filling Karma Boxes to their philanthropic mission.

4 Fast Fun Facts with Contributor Marie Baxter

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:47

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By sharing our successes through JTP, we hope to invite in new partners and collaborators who share our commitment to changing lives. * Marie Baxter
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As CEO of Catholic Charities, Marie Baxter is heading up a lifeline of support for many in our community. Here are a few insights from her about her job, quarantine life and living in Northern Nevada.

Today we're catching up with longtime contributor Marie Baxter, who frequently shares stories with Just the Positive about the incredible community service performed every day at Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.

St. Vincent’s Food Pantry Redoubles Efforts to Support Local Food Providers

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Partnerships with local farmers and producers bring long-lasting benefits to both
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By refocusing to buy as many local products as we can, we have helped sustain families in our community whose businesses have been severely impacted by the pandemic. *Marie Baxter, CEO, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ravage the food and beverage industry, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada has redoubled its efforts to purchase food from local farmers, ranchers and food distributors hardest hit by the pandemic for its St. Vincent’s Food Pantry.

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ravage the food and beverage industry, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada has redoubled its efforts to purchase food from local farmers, ranchers and food distributors hardest hit by the pandemic for its St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. 

In July, Catholic Charities received a CARES Act Grant to purchase locally grown food to supplement and expand its food distribution programs in the Reno/Sparks area and the rural, frontier and tribal communities as well. 

Corporate giving: a win-win-win for everyone

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:09

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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada encourages local businesses to set up giving programs as the holiday season nears
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It's a win-win-win situation: Companies can positively impact their community and engage their workforce, their employees can give back and feel great about the organization they work for, and vulnerable populations can get the resources they need.
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As the weather turns colder and the global pandemic's economic impacts continue, more individuals and families in northern Nevada are worried about how they will meet their basic needs. How will they find shelter from the snow and ice? How will they afford warm coats and clothes? How will they secure enough food to sustain themselves and the ones they love?

As the weather turns colder and the global pandemic's economic impacts continue, more individuals and families in northern Nevada are worried about how they will meet their basic needs. How will they find shelter from the snow and ice? How will they afford warm coats and clothes? How will they secure enough food to sustain themselves and the ones they love?

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