At Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo we are grateful to serve over 8,500 of your friends and neighbors in the nine county Diocese of Kalamazoo each year. We provide help for today, create hope for tomorrow, and cultivate caring communities that endure.

Admittedly, that is a HUGE task -- and one we cannot accomplish alone.

Did you ever want to know more about Catholic Charities and how we serve your community? Do you want to know more about our Mission and how we bring it to life in our programs? Would you like to hear some examples of how lives have been changed through our work?

We'd love to invite you to attend one of our "Mission Possible" Tours. These hour-long events (and we promise they will never be longer than an hour) will expose you to the life-changing work we do in our programs and give you the opportunity to hear some of our amazing stories first-hand. You won't be asked for money if you attend . . . you will simply be asked to come with a open heart and an open mind.

Mission Possible tours are scheduled to occur a few times each month and, if you are interested, you can learn more (and register to attend one!) simply by calling Kerry Williams at 269-381-9800.

If you would like to HOST a Mission Possible Tour (bringing CCDOK to your workplace, community group, or other interested group) please give us a call!

Ark In The Dark Firefly 5K

Ark In The Dark Firefly 5K

Third Annual Run To Benefit Ark Services for Youth

Save the date and join us for CCDOK's third annual 5K -- The Ark In The Dark Firefly 5K. The event will take place on the grounds of Hackett Catholic Prep's campus at 8 PM on August 19th. The course has been redesigned this year to provide maximum fun and glow and it will be decked out in lots of lights!

Wear your light-up bling for a chance to win our costume contest. After the race, enjoy delicious snacks and drinks and dance to the festive music. You will have an amazing time guaranteed! It's a great family event with special registration rates for groups. And, of course, there is a darn cool T-shirt included!

Special note: This year's race is being held in memory of Jill Jilek, an amazing CCDOK advocate and volunteer.

Stay tuned for registration details, but feel free to contact us if you are interested in sponsorship or learning more -- just e-mail us at or call 269-381-9800.