Catholic Charities of Orange County’s 2020 Mardi Gras Gala Honorees

Our Catholic High School Volunteers

Honoring Our Catholic High School Volunteers

At our 2020 Mardi Gras Gala event, we honored two diocesan high school student volunteers for their service to Catholic Charities.

In this video, Madie Fugate, Director of Camp ReCreation, speaks about each volunteer’s dedication to our Camp ReCreation Program.

About our Camp ReCreation Program

Our Camp ReCreationProgram strives to increase the awareness & acceptance of persons with developmental disabilities throughout the greater community.

Click on our CampRecreation link for more details about the program: http://camprecreationccoc.com/

The Benoe Family

Honoring the Benoe Family

Ed and Kathie Benoe have provided continuous support for our diocese.

In this video, Patrick Imburghia, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Catholic Charities of Orange County, speaks about the Benoe family’s generous service and contributions to our Orange County branch.

Ed Benoe was a past Chairman of the Board and is still on the Finance Committee at Catholic Charities of Orange County. Kathy Benoe was involved in the Catholic Women’s Auxiliary, and has put a lot of time and effort into Joanie’s Purse Project.

About Joanie’s Purse Project

Joanie’s Purse Project donates purses filled with personal care items, snacks, small gifts, and a clothing voucher to women in Orange County shelters.

Deacon Frank Chavez

Honoring Deacon Frank Chavez, Director of the Diaconate Office, Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

At our 2020 Mardi Gras Gala event, we honored Deacon Frank Chavez.

In this video, co-worker Lucy Dominguez speaks about his service and contribution to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

The Eoff Family

Honoring the Eoff Family

One of Jesus’ most important messages is to love our neighbor. Paul and Peggy Eoff truly exemplify this through their continuous support to Catholic Charities of Orange County.

Golden Volunteer Award Winner

Honoring Barbara Hokinson, our 2020 Golden Volunteer Award Winner

Barbara Hokinson has been volunteering at our New Hope Crisis Hotline for 50 years. As a result of her hard work and dedication, she received the 2020 Golden Volunteer Award!

About our New Hope Crisis Hotline

Our New Hope Crisis Hotline provides telephone intervention and telephone suicide prevention counseling.

Trained crisis workers provide peer counseling to those who are struggling to cope with day to day life.

Services are free, and are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. New Hope Crisis Hotline: +1 714 – New Hope (+1 714-639-4673)

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