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it all adds up.

It all ads up!

This April, Catholic Charities is shining the spotlight on the thousands of volunteers across Eastern Washington who make our work possible. During this National Volunteer Appreciation month, we remember just how critical volunteers are to our mission.

Volunteers Make a Huge Impact for Catholic Charities

Our volunteers are the ones who show up to the houses of homebound seniors with brown bags of food. They drive our neighbors living with disabilities to their medical appointments. Volunteers support CAPA families, Christmas Bureau recipients, residents at St. Margaret’s Shelter and so many other clients in Eastern Washington as they steady themselves and stand solidly on their own feet.

Our volunteers are the miracles that allow us to serve the more than 70,000 people each year who gather their hope from Catholic Charities.

That’s no exaggeration! In 2018, 6,789 volunteers selflessly gave their time with at least one Catholic Charities program. Volunteers spent 124,471 hours with us. And all told, their volunteerism saved Catholic Charities more than $3 million dollars. Thank you to our Catholic Charities volunteers!

Get in the Volunteer Spirit!

If all this appreciation is getting you in the mood to volunteer with us, contact Kassi Kain by email or at (509) 358-4270. She will help you figure out where your passion meets our needs. There are opportunities for individuals, groups, businesses, and schools and students.

If you’re looking to jump in right away, our annual Spring Yard Cleanup will take place next Saturday. Check out the information below, read the article about us in the Spokesman-Review, complete a volunteer form and come join us!

Spring Yard Cleanup

What: Help us rake, weed and do general yard cleanup for low-income seniors and adults living with disabilities in Spokane County. Materials will be provided, but please bring your rakes and gloves if you have them!

Who: We welcome all individuals, families, churches, schools and businesses!

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Where: O’Malley Hall, the basement of St. Aloysius Church at 330 E. Boone Ave. Enjoy coffee and muffins while you receive your yard assignment.

How: To register, please call or email Cyndie Lapke, manager of Volunteer Chore Services, at (509) 459-6172 or



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