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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach awarded $75,000 to Support Senior Volunteer Service

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach

9995 North Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Media Contact:  Courtney Tellier Catholic Charities of DPB 561-775-9567

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach awarded $75,000 to Support Volunteer Service

Funding will support 75 Americorps Seniors RSVP volunteers

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) January 20, 2021 – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach (Catholic Charities) is pleased to announce today that it has received an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP grant of $75,000 from the AmeriCorps federal agency to support 75 RSVP volunteers serving in Palm Beach County. The grant will expand Catholic Charities’ presence in Palm Beach County.

“At Catholic Charities, volunteers are essential to the work we do. We are thrilled to partner with AmeriCorps to expand our volunteer services, as well as partner with other nonprofits to increase our reach of services to help the most vulnerable in our community.” Francisco (Frankie) Chevere, CEO / Executive Director of Catholic Charities.

With this new funding, Catholic Charities will leverage the skills and experience of seniors in Palm Beach County to increase economic opportunities to those in need by helping them to find employment, housing, and become financially literate. The Americorps Seniors volunteers will be conducting sessions on topics such as job readiness, resume writing, interview skills, financial literacy and fraud prevention. Volunteers will also be placed at partner agencies, including Dress for Success, Family Promise, Salvation Army, and The Lord’s Place to reach as many people as possible.

Catholic Charities is currently recruiting AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers. To be eligible you must be at least 55 years of age and be able to pass a level 2 background check. We are looking for volunteers of all backgrounds to best serve our community. To apply or for more information, please contact Sara Haas shaas@ccdpb.org 561-360-3329.

About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach provides 11 social services and ministries throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach. Established in 1984, Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and most vulnerable by providing quality programs that serve children, families, and homeless. Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all its stages. In living our faith, we create hope for people in need, without regard to religion. Through our programs and ministries, we empower individuals, deliver social services and collaborate with others in building just and compassionate communities. Please visit us at www.ccdpb.org.

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