Individuals honored for charitable work

At the 34th Annual Catholic Charities Dinner in Chattanooga on April 21, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee honored the recipients of the 2016 Pope Francis Service to the Poor Awards. In the spirit of the Year of Mercy, this award recognizes individuals who, through their personal lives, work, and generosity, evidence the inspired qualities of mercy found in humility, service, …

13th Annual Golf Classic set for June 3

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee will hold its 13th Annual Golf Classic at Brown Acres Golf Course in Chattanooga on Fri., June 3 at 1 p.m. This charity event is a four-person scramble featuring 18 holes of golf, prizes, and lunch. If you would like to be a sponsor or player, please fill out a registration form here. If you have questions, …

“Kids Helping Kids” fun walk to be held May 1

The 18th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk is a day of family fun for a great cause. This year’s event will be held on Sun., May 1. Registration and gates open at 12:30 p.m. There are two ways to register:  Click image to left for printable registration form.  Click here to register at Eventbrite. The one-mile fun walk starts at 3 …

31st annual Catholic Charities dinner set for March 10

The 31st annual Catholic Charities dinner will be held on Mar. 10 at the Knoxville Marriott. A VIP cocktail reception will start at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. This popular annual event brings together more than 500 members of the Catholic community for an evening of fun and fellowship. Proceeds from the $125-per-plate event benefit Catholic Charities of …

Inaugural 360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon held

The Christmas season and the spirit of charity were celebrated at the Catholic Charities of East Tennessee inaugural 360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 10. The event focused on the mission and impact of Catholic Charities. The luncheon’s featured speaker was Joan Cronan. The event was titled 360° of Hope to reflect Catholic Charities’ efforts to provide 360° of …

Refugee family from Africa calls Knoxville home

The Mungilima family came to Knoxville in 2008. They were escaping war in their home country of the Republic of Congo. Now, the family is earning their American citizenship. Read more here at WATE.

6th annual Barefoot Benefit 5k held Oct. 25

The Barefoot Benefit 5k and fall festival to benefit Samaritan Place was held Oct. 25. Marketing students from the University of Tennessee helped organize and promote the event as part of a service learning course. Read more here at WATE.

Marketing students lead Barefoot Benefit 5k

University of Tennessee marketing students teamed with Catholic Charities for the 2015 Barefoot Benefit 5k and fall festival. The events served as a fundraiser for Samaritan Place. Read more about it here at WBIR.