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Statements and Press Releases

Catholic Charities' fresh fruit and vegetable drive exceeds expectations

February 15, 2023
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington's pilot fresh fruits and vegetables food drive on “Big Game” Sunday exceeded its goal by 30% and garnered almost 1,300 pounds of produce to distribute to local food pantries this week. 

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Catholic Charities of Arlington seeks fresh fruit and vegetable donations ahead of Sunday's “Big Game”

February 10, 2022
Catholic Charities’ St. Lucy Food Project is conducting a fresh fruits and vegetables food drive on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria. The goal is to collect 1,000 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables on “Big Game” Sunday and distribute them to at least three local food pantries. 

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News and Announcements

Out of Afghanistan: The Church helps refugees

Searching for More podcast host Billy Atwell sits down with Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and Hekmatullah Latifi, Senior Employment Specialist and Cultural Liaison for Catholic Charities as they talk about the incredible work Catholic Charities is doing to help resettle Afghans locally.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Catholic Charities ball exceeds fundraising goal

February 13, 2023

Diocesan Catholic Charities held its annual ball Feb. 10 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner. More than 900 people came together to celebrate the work of Catholic Charities. The initial goal of $1.2 million was surpassed and $1.6 million was raised to support Catholic Charities ministries.

In the News

Virginia School's Spanish Immersion Program Begins in Kindergarten

NBCWashington, October 18, 2022
St. Ambrose Catholic School in Annandale, Virginia, is giving kids a head start with a new dual-language Spanish immersion program.

With heating costs expected to spike, charities anticipate more people needing help

WTOP News, September 26, 2022
According to the NEADA, the cost of heating a home with electricity, compared with last winter, will be up 6.9% — an average of around $86 a bill.


“I had saved up $3,000 that kept me going for just a couple months. It was not enough. It was the most stressful thing I’ve ever gone through in my entire life. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this.”