Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk supports Columbus Home

The Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk held on May 7 at Knoxville Catholic High School brought hundreds of people together for an afternoon of family-friendly activities. The annual event raises money for Columbus Home Children’s Services. Below are pictures from this year’s fun walk.

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee benefits from Knoxville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which made its successful debut in March after a years-long hiatus, presented Catholic Charities of East Tennessee with donations totaling $11,000 from proceeds raised by the event. Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, executive director of Catholic Charities, received the checks from parade organizers Christy Watkins and Josh and Chandle Turbyville on April 24 …

St. Patrick’s Day Parade benefits Catholic Charities

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Knoxville on March 17 featured more than 50 groups celebrating St. Patrick and the Irish spirit. Proceeds raised will benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. Below are pictures from the parade. Photos: Stephanie Richer Photography

2nd Annual 360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee held its second annual 360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 9 in Knoxville. Susan Packard, cofounder of Scripps Networks and former COO of HGTV, was the guest speaker. The annual event provides an opportunity for fellowship and networking while learning about how Catholic Charities provides 360° of service, from the unborn and at risk children …

New Pregnancy Help Center opens in Johnson City

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee recently opened a new Pregnancy Help Center in Johnson City in order to better serve families in the Tri-Cities. The center celebrated its opening with an open house on Dec. 13. The Respect Life Committee from St. Mary Church in Johnson City presented the Pregnancy Help Center with a check from its baby bottle drive. …

Catholic Charities receives $2,500 grant from Bank of America

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee received a $2,500 grant from Bank of America to benefit Samaritan Place. Pictured (l-r) are Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee; John M. Hall, Knoxville market president for Bank of America; Rhea Ennist, program manager for Samaritan Place; and Paul Ritter, director of programs for CCETN. Samaritan Place …

Chattanooga office moves to new location

After 19 years of service on McCallie Avenue, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is excited to announce a move to its new Chattanooga office at 5720 Uptain Road, Building 6100, Suite 4200, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37411, effective Oct. 5. Catholic Charities will close its McCallie Avenue office on Sept. 27 and expects to be fully operational at its new location on …

Food Lion donates $3,000 to stock food pantry

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee received a generous donation of $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Crazy Quilt Friendship Center in Newcomb will use the gift to stock the shelves of their food pantry. Through the center’s food pantry program, families receive a food box containing a two week …

Volunteer Spotlight – Alive in You

For many teenagers, summer is a time for sleeping in and hanging out by the pool. But for others, it’s an opportunity to help those in need and strengthen their relationship with God. Many youth groups go on mission trips during the summer. One such group is the youth from St. Joseph Parish in Fayetteville, Ark., who travelled to Chattanooga …

Volunteer Spotlight – Brian Halford

He’s only 18 years old, but Brian Halford has accomplished quite a bit in his life so far. In May, Brian graduated from Bearden High School and will attend Pellissippi State Community College in the fall. He hopes to get his core classes out of the way, before transferring to the University of Tennessee to study Electrical Engineering. Brian is …