Ladies of Charity receive Walmart community grant

The Ladies of Charity of Knoxville have received a $2,000 local community grant from Walmart Foundation. Five days a week, the Ladies of Charity Emergency Assistance Program provides immediate assistance with food, clothing, and other resources to needy individuals and families in the Knoxville community. “We are grateful for the …

Seeing the need

Ladies of Charity host Remote Area Medical vision clinic for Knoxville-area clients By Dan McWilliams Determined to help their clients any way they could, the Ladies of Charity of Knoxville hosted a Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic that focused on eye care as COVID-19 prevented a dual dental clinic. The …

Back in business, thanks be to God

Ladies of Charity weathers the COVID storm through a dedicated team of volunteers, young and older By Bill Brewer The Ladies of Charity and Home Depot share a remarkable achievement: both finished 2020 in the black despite the coronavirus pandemic. And while many home-supply retailers were helped by consumers spending …

Annual Ladies of Charity golf tourney raises more than $14,000

The annual Ladies of Charity of Knoxville Golf Tournament was held Sept. 3 at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford. The slightly windy day kept the golfers cool and the play fast. Eighty-two men and women brought their clubs to support the Ladies of Charity mission to serve those in …

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Keeping the needy fed during the pandemic

Diocese of Knoxville parishes and organization live out Christ’s message to feed the hungry By Dan McWilliams Feeding the hungry is among the most basic of the corporal works of mercy, and several Catholic food pantries around the Diocese of Knoxville are doing just that. For some pantries, the coronavirus …

Ladies of Charity improving parking

Parking at the Ladies of Charity facility near downtown Knoxville may get worse before it gets much better. Ladies of Charity officials broke ground Jan. 28 on a project to redesign the parking lot at 120 W. Baxter Ave. and add much needed spaces. Susan Unbehaun, Ladies of Charity executive …

Ladies of Charity host RAM clinic at North Knoxville facility

By Bill Brewer Remote Area Medical, which is headquartered in the Rockford community between Maryville and Knoxville, serves patients in its own front yard as well as in communities across the country and in neighboring countries. For the third consecutive year, RAM held a free clinic at the Ladies of …

Ladies of Charity outreach now involves education

Volunteers teaching English as a second language; response to classes has been strong By Bill Brewer The more you know, the more you need to know. So it stands to reason that the more you learn, the more you need to learn. Nowhere is that more apt than at the …

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Ladies of Charity hold 2nd annual RAM clinic

Thrift store, warehouse transformed into a mobile medical center as inner-city clients receive free health care By Bill Brewer The Ladies of Charity headquarters in Knoxville was transformed for a second consecutive year into a temporary medical center to serve the uninsured and underinsured. And based on responses from patients …

Food baskets benefit 63 families in need

Staff and volunteers from the Ladies of Charity in Knoxville on Dec. 22 distributed 63 Christmas food baskets from their Baxter Avenue location to families in need. Forty of the baskets were offered for distribution to the Ladies of Charity by Knox County’s Community Action Committee and the Knoxville News …

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Ladies of Charity celebrates 75th year

Bishop Stika praises diocesan group’s work during special Mass By Bill Brewer You’ve come a long way, ladies. The Ladies of Charity, which is marking its 75th anniversary this year, celebrated the milestone May 13 with a first for the nonprofit charitable organization that is part of the Diocese of …