The Catherine McAuley Center invites you to get involved at any or all of our many annual events!

Shive Hattery Ballerz- kickball

Movin’ For McAuley Kickball Tournament and Walk

May 2016

Join the movement & transform lives! Gather coworkers or friends and form a kickball team, or participate in the beautiful Walk through Noelridge Park! Held in early May, Movin’ for McAuley is a great day of activity open to all ages.

See 2016 photos & results!

Champion CelebrationEating dinner at event

June 2016

The 600+ volunteers and nearly 800 financial supporters who offered hope and opportunity to CMC students and residents this year were honored for their world-class generosity at this Olympic-themed reception!

See reception photos here!

Annual Family PicnicAnnual family picnic 2016

August 2016

Every August we come together with residents, students, tutors, volunteers, staff members and everyone’s families at a community potluck to celebrate the friendship and diversity built at the Center!

See 2016 photos here!

Gather for the GoldGathering for gold event

August 2016

Catherine McAuley Center supporters gathered for the gold by hosting Olympics home viewing parties during the Summer 2016 Games and sharing their passion for the CMC mission with their family and friends!

You don’t have to wait for the next Olympics to host your own outreach event– contact for more details!

Women’s Equality DayWomens Equality Day

August 2016

Every August 26th we celebrate the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote at a lunchtime event on the CMC lawn! CMC’s Transitional Housing Program hosts this celebration of women’s history, local female leaders, and women’s empowerment. Bring your lunch and a cloth item to have silk-screened with empowering slogans for a suggested donation of $5!

Catherine’s TeaPeople enjoying Catherine's Tea Event

October 2016

We celebrated communi-TEA at Mercy Medical Center’s Hallagan Education Center with a fun-filled afternoon of tea, a light meal and raffle prizes! We heard the stories of lives impacted at CMC firsthand and enjoyed the well-known symbol of our namesake, Catherine McAuley: a comfortable cup of tea!

See the photos!

Sleep out for the homelessSleep out for the homeless event

Late October 2016

At the Sleep Out, participants experience homelessness for a night as they construct temporary shelters out of cardboard and spend the night outdoors. The event benefits CMC’s Transitional Housing Program along with other local programs. Sleep Out is a chance to raise awareness and learn about homelessness across the nation and in our own community.

Learn more about Linn County’s Sleep Out here.