2024 Catholic Charities Caritas Honorees Announced

Award ceremony to be held Thursday, March 21, as part of 18th annual Celebration of Charity

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster is excited to announce the names of the 2024 Caritas Award honorees. The awards will be presented at the 18th annual Catholic Charities Celebration of Charity dinner on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at The Kartrite Resort in Monticello.

The 2024 Caritas Award honorees are:

Fr. Bob Porpora, of St. Peter’s Parish, Monticello
ShopRite Supermarkets
Ulster Savings Bank
Chief William Worden, Port Jervis Police Department
Sacred Heart Parish, Highland Falls

The Caritas Awards are presented by Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster each year to people and organizations who exemplify the agency’s mission to provide help and create hope.

“Outstanding community partners, like this year’s honorees, are essential to the success of the programs and services we provide. By sharing in the commitment to our mission to provide help and create hope and embodying the spirit of Caritas, we are working together to create brighter futures for the most marginalized and vulnerable members of our community,” said Shannon Kelly, CEO, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster.

Each day, Catholic Charities touches the lives of those in need of care, hope, and help. Programs include prevention and education to prevent youth substance use, as well as treatment and recovery support for those struggling with the disease of addiction. Emergency food and shelter assistance and other social safety-net supports help individuals and families with basic necessities of life. Christmas Giving Programs make the holiday happier for hundreds of children. Counseling and bereavement support groups help those who have lost loved ones or are coping with other life challenges. Each year, Catholic Charities assists thousands of individuals and families, regardless of religion or ability to pay. Detailed program information is available at www.cccsos.org.

“We are grateful for the generosity and spirit of collaboration exhibited by our 2024 Caritas honorees,” said Ms. Kelly. “We look forward to returning to The Kartrite Resort this spring to celebrate their many contributions to the well-being of the people who live in the communities we serve. It’s my pleasure to invite friends, colleagues, and supporters of both Catholic Charities and our honorees to join us in congratulating these deserving award recipients.”

The 18th annual Celebration of Charity and Caritas Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, March 21, 2024, at The Kartrite Resort in Monticello (located at 555 Resorts World Drive). The event starts at 5:30 pm with a social hour and silent auction, followed by a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. Tickets are $175 per person, or $1,650 for a table of 10.

A variety of sponsorship and journal ad opportunities are available to recognize the 2024 Caritas Award honorees and support Catholic Charities. The funds raised from this event stay local to support Catholic Charities’ programs in the community. For more information, to join the event as a sponsor or advertiser, or to purchase tickets, contact Kristin Jensen, at 845.294-5124 x1005 or kristin.jensen@cccsos.org.