Catholic Charities launches the annual Christmas Appeal
during December 2017 and January 2018. Our goal is to raise $560,000 and
your gifts are much appreciated! The Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal is
our largest fundraiser and critical to operating our social service
organization. Your donation will benefit Catholic Charities programs and
services available throughout Southwest Florida that assist individuals,
families, and seniors all year long. Thank you for your giving spirit! To
donate by mail send a gift to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.,
5824 Bee Ridge Road PMB 409, Sarasota, FL 34233-5065.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. will offer a free Home Buyer Education Class on and Monday, January 8 and Tuesday, January 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in English and Saturday, January 27 from 8 a.m. until 5:35 p.m. in English at the Catholic Charities office located at 1219 16th Street West in Bradenton.
Four topics to be covered include: Steps To Successful Home Ownership which includes funds available to home buyers as well as fair housing rights; Winning Credit History/Shopping for a Loan which includes items required to make a loan contract, budget and money management, and the loan and application process; Shopping for a Home/Choosing a Realtor which includes what to know when looking for a home and realtor, understanding a sales contract, and negotiation and home inspection; and Home Ownership which includes what it means to be a home owner, how to care for your home and maintain it, security issues and avoiding foreclosure.
Participants in the workshop will be eligible for assistance from Manatee and Sarasota counties bond and/or grant programs for down payment and closing costs. For more information and to register for the workshop, please call Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Manatee County at 941-714-7829.
Upcoming classes include February 10 in Spanish, and February 26 and
27 in English.
Upcoming classes include February 10 in Spanish, and February 26 and 27 in English.
A Housewarming Breakfast will be held
for Our Mother's House of Catholic Charities on Friday, January 26,
2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the Venice Yacht Club.
The Housewarming Breakfast will benefit the two-year residential program
which helps homeless mothers and their children to achieve self-sufficiency.
Tickets are $20. Housewarming gift suggestions include dishware, glassware,
cookware, plasticware, flatware, cooking utensils, dish towels, sponges,
twin sheets, twin mattress pads, crib sheets, crib mattress pads, pillows,
blankets, comforters, bath towels, washcloths, bath mats, shower curtains
and rings, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, paper towels, and gift cards.
For more information, please call Our Mother's House of Catholic Charities
at 941-485-6264, ext. 100.
The Catholic Charities Ball will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Ball Room in Sarasota. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Sarasota and Manatee counties which include Our Mother's House, St. Martha's Early Learning Center, Bethesda House, Catholic Charities Family Haven, housing counseling and foreclosure prevention, financial assistance, senior services, professional counseling, refugee services, and immigration services. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner, and dancing. Tickets are $300 a person. For information call 941-355-4680, ext. 301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Venetian Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties which include Positive Youth Development Program, Senior Support Coordination Program, Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program, Immigration Services, food assistance and pantries, and direct assistance. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, a raffle for a car and other exciting items, dinner, and dancing. Tickets are $250. For information call 239-337-4193 or email email@example.com.
The Bethesda House Mardi Gras Madness will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Michael's on East in Sarasota. All proceeds will benefit Bethesda House, a program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. which provides professional and compassionate support services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, Mardi Gras festivities, dinner, and dancing. Tickets are $150 a person. For information call 941-355-4680, ext. 301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boots and Bandannas Fiesta will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Kingsway Country Club in Port Charlotte. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in DeSoto County which include immigration and family reunification services, prevention and support services, after-school tutoring program, and farm worker housing enrichment and educational services. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner, and dancing to live country music. Tickets are $75 a person. For information call 863-494-1068 or email email@example.com.
The Venice Veterans Salute will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Venice Community Center in Venice. The event is a salute to United States military veterans featuring Glenn Leonard presents Hitsville Live! The show will be an authentic revue with the Temptations lead singer performing all the hits of favorite Motown acts. The fundraiser also will include food and drinks for purchase, dancing, an auction, and military displays. All proceeds will benefit programs and services of Catholic Charities that assist veterans. Tickets are $30 a person. For information call 941-355-4680, ext. 301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teach a Man to Fish Gala will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Englewood Elks Club Lodge #2378 in Englewood. All proceeds will benefit New Paradigm of Catholic Charities which provides affordable, transitional housing to local families who are at risk of becoming homeless as well as the education and training necessary to live an independent life. The evening will include a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, and chance to win a trip to Ireland! Tickets are $65 a person. For more information call 941-681-2194 or email email@example.com.
The Emerald Ball will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Collier County which include financial assistance, professional counseling, food pantries and food programs, empowerment program, refugee services, senior services, immigration services, soup kitchen, clothing room and shower program, English classes for mothers, and special projects like Undy Sunday, the Weekend Power Pack Food Program, and holiday gift and food distribution. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner, and dancing. Tickets are $400. For information call 239-455-2655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charity Golf Classic for AFCAAM, a program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. All proceeds will benefit the programs available at AFCAAM which include the After-School Reading Program, and the SKILLS Female Mentoring and Straight Talk Male Mentoring programs. Registration is at noon and play begins at 1 p.m. The golf tournament will include a dinner and prizes. For more information, please contact Roseann Albertario at 239-461-0233 or email@example.com.