Easter fun for a good cause in Joplin

Easter fun for a good cause in Joplin

Saturday in Joplin, Catholic Charities held a fundraising event to support programs assisting those in need. The annual Bishop’s Walk added an Easter egg hunt for their fundraiser at Cunningham Park.

Catholic Charities holds fundraisers every year across the entire diocese of Southwest Missouri and Cape Girardeau. Organizers say this event does a lot more than just raise money.

“It’s a fundraising event but it’s really a ‘friend-raiser.’ It is a way for us to connect with the parishes and get folks out, being fellowship, fun and just being together,” said Jill Bryant with Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities is located on 4th Street in downtown Joplin and provides homeless prevention, help for mothers in need, disaster aid, and more.