Volunteers: follow Jesus and set healthy boundaries

Volunteers: follow Jesus and set healthy boundaries

By Sally O’Dwyer Catholic Charities volunteers come to us primarily because they want to make a difference in the lives of the poor and the vulnerable people we serve. They want to help — without harming the person they serve, or themselves. The key to...
Moved by Faith

Moved by Faith

  Many of us are motivated by faith to volunteer and donate to programs that serve those in need. We want to share the many blessings God has given us. In fact, studies done at Harvard and Notre Dame Universities show that people who are rooted in their faith are...
In Review: 2017 World Day of the Poor Campaign

In Review: 2017 World Day of the Poor Campaign

As part of the week-long World Day of the Poor campaign, Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) hosted numerous events and offered resources for the Diocesan community to encounter and serve the poor.  CCDA’s daily mission is to advance social justice and...
Generosity: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Generosity: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Volunteer Spotlight: Pequitte Schwerin Pequitte Schwerin began her work with Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington in 2006, a short time after retiring from 25 years of military service.  Since that time, Pequitte has donated her time, talents and even a minivan!...