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The gift of givingDebbie Rambo

While many of us are able to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones, not everyone in our community is so fortunate. Those living on the margins need our support so that they might be able to make ...

Help families avoid making the choice 'to heat or eat' Debbie Rambo

This month, we at Catholic Charities are hard at work with our many partners to help our clients prepare for the impending chill of winter. Dropping temperatures create a whole host of new needs for our ...

Gun control: If not now, when?Debbie Rambo

A few short weeks ago a man named Stephen Paddock brought an arsenal of legally acquired firearms to his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas and began shooting concertgoers ...

Speak up for the Dreamers Debbie Rambo

At Catholic Charities, our mission to help those in need often leads us to work closely with those who have immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. Through our work with immigrant ...

Working to stem the 'summer slide'Debbie Rambo

Last month I touched on some of the ways that we work to meet the increased needs of Massachusetts' children in the summer months. When the academic year ends, a staggering number of children -- nearly ...

Making the summer months brighter for families in need Debbie Rambo

As the warm weather returns to the Commonwealth, and schools across the state let out for the summer; new challenges arise for Massachusetts families living on the margins. Parents in low-income families ...

Honoring service at our Spring CelebrationDebbie Rambo

This week, Catholic Charities held its annual Spring Celebration at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The annual Catholic Charities event raises funds to provide basic needs resources such as ...

Welcoming the stranger Debbie Rambo

Two months ago I wrote in this space about our refugee resettlement program and our commitment to service for those in need regardless of their faith. Today I am pleased to discuss Catholic Charities' ...