Purchase Tickets: Loaves and Fishes 2017

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Join Catholic Charities of Idaho for an elegant evening in support of our programs and services. Guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner, a lively auction and festive jazz music.   Loaves & Fishes: 10th Annual Gala “Celebrating the Spirit of Mardi Gras” Saturday, February 4, 2017 The Grove Hotel Reception & Photo Booth 5:00 p.m.; Dinner 6:30 p.m. Black Tie Optional, Festive Attire Encouraged $150 per person or $1,500 for table of ten   Featuring Honorary Chairs: Terry and Kathi Bellew Master of Ceremony: Michael Kennedy, Board Chair Special Guest: Bishop Peter F. Christensen Live Musical Performance: The Sally Tibbs, Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble   Become an Event Sponsor:   Your sponsorship support not only provides critically needed… Read more »

Save the Date: Loaves & Fishes 2017

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Join Catholic Charities of Idaho for an elegant evening in support of our programs and services. Guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner, a lively auction and festive jazz music.   Loaves & Fishes: 10th Annual Gala “Celebrating the Spirit of Mardi Gras” Saturday, February 4, 2017 The Grove Hotel Reception & Photo Booth 5:00 p.m.; Dinner 6:30 p.m. Black Tie Optional, Festive Attire Encouraged $150 per person or $1,500 for table of ten   Featuring Honorary Chairs: Terry and Kathi Bellew Master of Ceremony: Michael Kennedy, Board Chair Special Guest: Bishop Peter F. Christensen Live Musical Performance: The Sally Tibbs, Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble   Become an Event Sponsor:   Your sponsorship support not only provides critically needed… Read more »

Give Strength, Hope and Resilience to Struggling Families this Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to offer hope to families in need. Give a gift to Catholic Charities of Idaho in honor or memory of a special woman in your life, and we will mail a Mother’s Day card to your loved one. DONATE   In Idaho, too many single mothers struggle to raise children in the face of adversity. They want a better life for their family, a life full of dignity and opportunity. At Catholic Charities of Idaho (CCI), we offer a refuge for women trying to overcome abuse, abandonment and financial hardships; we offer hope. Let us share with you one special story of a family working together with CCI to build a life full of… Read more »

PURCHASE TICKETS: 2016 Loaves & Fishes Gala

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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: Join Catholic Charities of Idaho for an elegant evening in support of our programs and services. Guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner, a lively auction and festive jazz music.   Loaves & Fishes: 9th Annual Gala “Celebrating the Spirit of Mardi Gras” Saturday, February 6, 2016 The Grove Hotel Reception 5:30pm; Dinner 6:30pm Black Tie Optional, Festive Attire Encouraged $125 per person or $1,250 for table of ten   Purchase Tickets     Featuring Honorary Chairs: Seeley & Marianne Magnani of the Angela Magnani-Wood Foundation Master of Ceremony: Michael Kennedy, Board Chair Special Guest: Bishop Peter F. Christensen Live Musical Performance: The Sally Tibbs, Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble     Become an Event Sponsor: Your… Read more »

Free Child Abuse Prevention Training on Friday, Oct. 9

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On Friday, October 9, Catholic Charities of Idaho, in partnership with the Hispanic Cultural Center and the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, will offer a FREE community education event designed to increase the safety of children titled, “Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse.” The class will be offered in Spanish and English and dinner will be provided. Participants will be entered in to win several door prizes, including a new car seat, and the first ten participants to arrive will receive a package of diapers! Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse (Spanish) Friday, October 9, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hispanic Cultural Center (315 Stampede Dr., Nampa) Dinner Provided   Join Catholic Charities of Idaho for this important… Read more »

Spring Parenting Classes in Nampa Announced

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Our Nampa Center is offering two opportunities for strengthening families this spring. The center is offering a six week education series titled, “Active Parenting Now! ¡Padres Activos de Hoy!” Registration is required. The center is also offering a FREE community event designed to increase the safety of children titled, “Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse.” Both classes will be offered in Spanish and English.     Active Parenting Now! ¡Padres Activos de Hoy! Wednesday Evenings, April 1 – May 13, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Caldwell Family YMCA (3720 S. Indiana Ave., Caldwell, 83605)   This six week education series is free. Space is limited and registration is required. Dinner and child care will be provided for attendees. Download… Read more »

2/27/15 DACA Application Workshop Announced

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  2/24/2015 IMPORTANT UPDATE:  A federal district court in Texas has a issued an order that temporarily blocks President Obama’s DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives from being implemented. This means that people will not be able to apply for DAPA or expanded DACA until the court issues and order that allows the initiatives to go forward. BUTpeople who are eligible can still apply for the “original” DACA program. And if they already have DACA, they should and can apply to renew. Please call the Nampa Family Strengthening Center to schedule an appointment for our Friday, 2/27/15, workshop or for questions and concerns regarding eligibility. 208-466-9926.   DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals New Applicants & Renewals Workshop Friday, February 27,… Read more »

2015 Loaves & Fishes: SOLD OUT

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Tickets for Catholic Charities of Idaho’s annual Loaves & Fishes Gala and Roast are SOLD OUT. For questions related to the event, please call Shauna at (208) 890-2083.   Loaves & Fishes: 8th Annual Gala & Roast Featuring Guest of Honor and Roastee Msgr. Andy Schumacher Saturday, February 7, 2015 BSU Stueckle Sky Center Reception 5:30pm; Dinner 6:30pm     About the Event: CCI’s Annual Loaves & Fishes Gala and Roast is a humorous and joyful evening of appreciation and celebration in support of CCI’s services throughout the state. Guest of Honor and Roastee: Rev. Msgr. Andrew Schumacher Master of Ceremony: Michael Kennedy, CCI Board Member Date/Time: Saturday, 2/7/15; Reception 5:30pm; Dinner 6:30pm Location: BSU Stueckle Sky Center, Double R Ranch… Read more »

DACA Workshop for New Applicants and Renewals: Sept. 27, 2014

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Calling all DREAMers! Catholic Charities of Idaho and Andrade Legal, in partnership with the Idaho Law Foundation’s Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, are hosting a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) workshop for new applicants as well as renewals on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The workshop will assist with DACA process and application. DACA Workshop for New Applicants and Renewals Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00am – 9:00pm CCI’s Nampa Family Strengthening Center 847 Park Centre, Ste. 7, Nampa, 83651 Download DACA Workshop flyer (Spanish and English)     For more information, questions, or to secure a workshop appointment, please call 208-466-9926.   USCIS recently issued the regulations and application process for DACA renewals. Individuals should submit their DACA renewal request 120 days… Read more »

Community Baby Shower Collects Thousands of Baby Items to Support Families in Need

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Thanks to our generous community, the 2014 Community Baby Shower was a huge success! As one of the four nonprofits selected to benefit from the 8th Annual On Your Side Community Baby Shower, Catholic Charities of Idaho received thousands of diapers, wipes, shampoos, blankets, bottles and other baby items that will help build strong, healthy families in the Treasure Valley. In total, Catholic Charities of Idaho collected almost 15,000 diapers during the Community Baby Shower! From each of CCI’s assigned Albertsons grocery stores and the Boise Saint Alphonsus Maternity Center, CCI collected the following: 5,555 Diapers 19,176 Individual Baby Wipes 103 Clothing Items 156 Baby Toiletries (Shampoos, Oils, Powders, etc.) 63 Bottles & Food Items   What’s more, Albertsons provided… Read more »