Embracing Volunteerism: American Express Employees Support Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Newark received incredible support from 19 American Express employees, reflecting compassion and service values.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark (CCAN) recently received a heartwarming gesture of support from 19 volunteers representing American Express Global Commercial Services—Eastern Region. The impact of their contribution resonates deeply within the community, reflecting the core values of compassion and service upheld by CCAN.

Uniting for a Meaningful Cause

The volunteers’ dedication went beyond geographical boundaries, as they traveled by train, plane, and automobile to converge at CCAN’s 47 Miller Street location in Newark. Welcomed by the Office of Volunteer Services Director, the group was introduced to the agency’s comprehensive services before being divided into three teams, each tasked with unique initiatives.

Making a Difference, One Act of Kindness at a Time

One team channeled their efforts into organizing the storage room at Pathways to Housing, enhancing the functionality of the shelter. Meanwhile, another team assisted the staff at St. Bridget’s Residence in inventorying a room filled with essential supplies. The third team embarked on creating a festive holiday vibe for clients at the Behavioral Health Outpatient/Partial Care Program, decorating the space with a beautiful Christmas tree and handmade stockings.

A Sincere Expression of Gratitude

The collaborative energy shared by the AMEX volunteers left a positive and lasting mark on the initiatives they supported. A special acknowledgment is extended to Mary Keefe, AMEX Field Development Manager, whose coordinated efforts with the CCAN Office of Volunteer Services made this impactful experience possible.

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Supporting the Work of Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities, alongside the Holiday Fund’s other ten partnering agencies, spearhead initiatives that uplift individuals and families in need within the Newark community. Their commitment to providing vital services and fostering a sense of belonging has a profound impact on the communities they serve. This dedication not only ensures essential support but also creates a strong sense of community and unity.

How You Can Join the Cause

You can contribute to the meaningful work of Catholic Charities by supporting the Holiday Fund. For over 80 years, we have provided services of care, hope, and kindness to northern New Jersey.  We want to help even the most impoverished and marginalized in our community find hope all year long. 

Every donation is funneled to eleven social service agencies in northern New Jersey who are best-in-class and pre-screened. Your generosity makes their incredible work possible. 

Your generous contribution will go a long way in changing lives and building stronger communities. Together, we can make a significant impact. Donate today at holidayfund.org/give.

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