Catholic Charities' 39th Annual Snow Ball slated Jan. 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 4, 2012

Media contact: Mary Clark Manager of Integrated Marketing mclark@catholiccharitiesks.org Direct: 913.433.2034 Cell: 913.645.2439

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Please join us for the Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ 39th Annual Snow Ball on Saturday, January 19. This year has been especially hard for families in need and it is crucial that we help raise awareness in our community. With your support and the support of our community we can continue this momentum of giving through 2013!

When: Saturday, January 14th 5–6 p.m. EXCLUSIVE President’s Reception with many of Kansas City’s most influential leaders 6–8 p.m. Cocktail Reception for 1,750 guests 8:15 p.m. Brief podium remarks followed by formal dinner service 9:15 p.m. Dancing to Kokomo featuring Karen Davis on the main stage and Kerry Strayer in the reception lounge

Where: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center Exhibition Hall 2301 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64108

What: A historic black tie gala benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas.

More than 1,750 guests, including many of Kansas City’s most influential leaders, will attend a night with cocktail reception, formal dinner and dancing into the night to Kokomo featuring Karen Davis on the main stage and Kerry Strayer in the reception lounge. Snow Ball is one of the largest philanthropic black-tie events in the Kansas City area and is the largest annual fundraiser of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. All proceeds support families and individuals in need of basics like food, rent, utility assistance and more.

Catholic Charities Quick Facts:

  • Last year, 39,311 individuals benefitted from the Emergency Assistance and Housing Program which helps to feed families, keep utilities running, pay rent and more.

  • Catholic Charities’ Shalom House offers a warm place to sleep and shower to up to 25 men every night. More than a night’s security, Shalom House offers case management to support clients as they move towards a stable situation.

  • With the support of Snow Ball, Catholic Charities can provide In-Home Support to fixed-income senior citizens who can safely stay within their homes and avoid institutionalization.

  • The agency is expanding its presence throughout its 21-county service area through the Resource Bus, a mobile Emergency Assistance Center allowing the agency to impact more individuals in need through case management, financial assistance and food.

About Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Founded in 1956, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is a nonprofit health and human services agency that assists annually more than 85,000 people of all faiths. Catholic Charities serves 21 counties in northeast Kansas with service site locations in Emporia, Lawrence, Leavenworth, North Johnson County, South Johnson County, Topeka, Wyandotte County and a traveling Resource Bus. The goal is to offer help and hope and to move the families from a situation of poverty and anxiety to one of self-sufficiency and stability. Catholic Charities provides a wide range of programs including: Family Stabilization, Family Strengthening and Healthcare.

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