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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …