Press Releases

CCCSDC CYO Champions Local Charities

December 19th, 2017

The word champion took on a new meaning when St. Mary’s Fishkill parish CYO hosted a Thanksgiving Tip-off Basketball Tournament in the spirit of ThanksGIVING.  In lieu of trophies, donations were provided to area charities including Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County, Cardinal Hayes Home for Children, Birthright and the Fishkill Food Pantry.

CCCSDC’s St. Nicholas Project is in the News!

October 20th, 2017

CCCSDC’s St. Nicholas Project provides help throughout the year and during the holidays.

Read about it here!

FREE Healthy Choices NY Community Workshop

September 22nd, 2017

CCSDC in partnership with Hudson River Health Care is offering FREE Healthy Choices NY Community Workshops, a six week program for adults and caregivers dealing with any ongoing health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, pain, arthritis, memory loss, depression or high blood pressure. It will be held every Wednesday 10AM-12:30PM from October 4th until

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, Information Session and Free Legal Clinic Sept. 29, 2017

September 15th, 2017


Summer 2017 STUFF THE BUS

August 22nd, 2017


iHeart Media’s Stuff the Bus Summer 2017 Collected More than 8,300 lbs of
Food Donations for Catholic Charities at Local Stop & Shop Locations
Drive Restocks Area Food Pantries For Summer when Donations Typically Lag
GOSHEN, NY – “Hunger doesn’t take a holiday” is the motivating message from Chuck Benfer, iHeartMedia Market President, and the driving force

MidHudson Valley Federal Credit Union Named Corporate Citizenship Honoree ~ 2017 Spirit of Service Awards

May 27th, 2017

Melissa Walsh studied at Marist College earning a degree in Business and Marketing.  She began her career as an undergrad during the spring semester of her senior year, working around her academic classes. Following graduation, she began her full-time career in banking, and now serves as Vice President of Marketing at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal

Elizabeth “Betty” Mylod Wolf ~ Light of Hope Honoree

May 11th, 2017

Ever since Elizabeth “Betty” Mylod Wolf can remember, the spirit of service was a part of her life.  She grew up in a family with a strong history of community involvement, and with an expectation that she and her siblings would continue that tradition.  She remembers as a child when there were baked beans in

Fr. Richard LaMorte~ 2017 Spirit of Service Humanitarian Award Recipient

May 9th, 2017

Father Richard LaMorte has spent his entire service of the church in Dutchess County.  We spoke with him at the Café Aurora in the Little Italy neighborhood of what became this priest’s neighborhood. He obviously had a fondness for it, and felt right at home.
Fr. LaMorte was first assigned to Mt. Carmel parish in


May 5th, 2017

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2017 Spirit of Service Honorees and Date Announced

April 17th, 2017

Awards Dinner
Thursday, June 8, 2017
5:30 PM Social Hour and Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner
Villa Borghese
70 Widmer Road, Wappingers Falls, NY
Humanitarian Award–Fr. Richard LaMorte presented to the outstanding leader with a commitment to humanitarian causes, a devoted advocate of Catholic Charities and the betterment of mankind in general; who strives to improve the quality of life of