That’s A Lot of Applesauce!

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KIRKLAND, WA – “That’s a lot of applesauce!” the smiling checkout clerk at Costco remarked as they scanned over the flatbed loaded waste-high with breakfast supplies. Peggy McAuley, volunteer extraordinaire at New Bethlehem, a Catholic Community Services (CCS) day center in Kirkland, was making another purchase to cover breakfast needs for the next 10 days. …

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12-Year-Old Rallies Girls Group to Make Masks for the CCS Sewing Bee

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KING COUNTY, WA – A few weeks ago CCS launched the SEWING BEE to raise 10,000 masks for the safety of CCS/CHS front line staff who are working around the clock to provide essential services to our vulnerable neighbors in need. Since then, community members around Western Washington have stepped up and donated almost 6,000 …

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Volunteer Highlight: Holt Family

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MOUNT VERNON, WA – Some volunteers step up for an occasion and some step up and continue to be involved over the long haul. David, Teresa, Nathan and Maisie Holt, parishioners at Holy Rosary – Edmonds, are one of those families! Last Christmas Teresa Holt contacted the CCS Farmworker Center (FWC) and said she wanted to …

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Dorothy Day: Building community, while physical distancing

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SEATTLE, WA – During these times of COVID-19 and the physical distancing measures that go with it, the staff and residents of Dorothy Day House are finding creative ways to build community and lift spirits, while practicing safe physical distancing. Traditionally, the ladies at Dorothy Day House like to socialize in the lobby, which holds …

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“These people are my only family.”

Categories: Appeal, News, Non-Profit

At no time has the reality been so stark that we truly are the “only family” to thousands of brothers and sisters in need like Miss Helen. With the intensified perils of this pandemic, we’re asking for your help. Help that will save lives.  We’re thrilled to let you know that thanks to a generous donor, …

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Resource for those unable to pay rent due to COVID-19.

Categories: News, Non-Profit

KING COUNTY, WA – The first of the month is almost here, and many households will be unable to pay their rent in full due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Tenant Law Center has drafted a letter to help tenants communicate with their landlord regarding this issue. The letter is not intended as legal advice, and …

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Your Help Will Save Lives

Categories: Appeal, News, Non-Profit, Other

“Being homeless makes you mostly scared about being alone. Thank God for CCS – you are my only family.” With the intensified health perils of the pandemic, your immediate help is needed. Help to make certain that we are able to care for our poor and vulnerable “family” members, especially high risk elders in our …

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Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett Remembered

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Following Archbishop Brunett’s installation in December 1997, one of his first official events was the benefit Gala at the Convention Center for Catholic Community Services.  In his address, Archbishop Brunett spoke of coming from a large family in the depression era that provided him first hand awareness of the needs of the poor.  He talked …

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St. Pius X Parish Partners with CCS on Exciting New Project.

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MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA – Pius X Parish has been working with Mary Wahl, CCS NW Regional Network Builder, to make their vision for the Mercy House Project come to life. Mercy House will be built at St. Pius X as a resource center for the parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society, Respect Life Committee, the …

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