Mercy Home to make this month a ‘March for Kids’

CHICAGO — Volunteers will again be out in pressure on Chicago-area street corners, St. Patrick’s Day parades, and different occasions in the course of the month of March, collecting donations to assist Mercy Home for Boys & Girls deliver at-danger youngsters a secure location to stay, remedy to heal from the trauma of abuse and forget about, and gear like schooling and process competencies to assist them to build independence.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ March for Kids marketing campaign is the public’s threat to help children destroy the cycle of abuse and forget about.

The campaign will function teams of avenue volunteers amassing donations to Mercy Home and handing out Mercy Home Shamrocks as a manner of announcing ‘thank you.’ Donations like those generated through its March for Kids attempt to deliver Mercy Home with 100% of the price range it desires to take care of children 24 hours an afternoon, 365 days a year.

Clad in their signature green aprons, Mercy Home March for Kids volunteers will accumulate donations at Chicago-place St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations such as:

-Forest Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, March 2
-Chicago’s Loop, Friday, March 15
-Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, March sixteen
-South Side Irish Parade, Sunday, March 17

Additionally, volunteers are organizing donation drives at location agencies, churches, schools, and network organizations.

Throughout the month, Mercy Home’s net site (mercyhome.Org) will receive contributions to the campaign with a view to be matched dollar-for-greenback with the aid of a generous donor. The attempt will be highlighted on March 15 at some stage in a special “Giving Day” at mercyhome.Org.

Celebrity spokesman Bill Rancic is also supporting get the phrase out via media appearances even as elevating price range thru his RPM Steak and RPM Italian restaurants in Chicago. A portion of proceeds from special menu items for the duration of the month will benefit Mercy Home’s March for Kids. Similarly, a number of Chicago restaurants will enhance donations, which include Monteverde, Theater on the Lake, Lula Café, Piccolo Sogno, and Nonnina.

Mercy Home’s Associates Board, which is made from younger specialists, will officially kick off Mercy Home’s March for Kids with a party and fundraiser at Butch McGuire’s, 20 W. Division Street, Chicago on Saturday, March 2 from three:00 to six:00 p.M.

Mercy Home is asking on all fascinated volunteers to help make this attempt a fulfillment. Any person, commercial enterprise, or institution can help offer a secure and supportive home for children in need simply with the aid of signing as much as be a Mercy Home March for Kids volunteer. It’s an amusing and particular manner to have fun St. Patrick’s Day, entire a Lenten, faculty, or family service mission, or arrange an workplace team-building initiative. Go to

Mercy Home President Rev. L. Scott Donahue thanked supporters for the impact they have got on younger those who for greater than 132 years have become to Mercy Home in search of hope and healing.

“I am deeply thankful for so many kinds, compassionate individuals who help make this task possible thru their involvement in Mercy Home’s March for Kids 12 months after yr, Fr. Donahue stated. “Mercy Home relies completely on the generosity of ladies and men like these, and donors throughout the USA, to hold our doors open to youngsters in need. And it’s because of their generosity that the kids entrusted to our care are in a position to triumph over notable adversity of their younger lives, smash cycles of abuse and overlook, and grow into a successful adult.”

Mercy Home’s March for Kids has been held annually below distinct names, considering the fact that 1996 when it was known as A Touch O’ Green. For ten years, it changed into called Shamrocks for Kids earlier than being renamed and improved in 2014. Today, Mercy Home’s March for Kids entails giant promotion from media and company companions, involvement in numerous region parades and events, fundraisers in eating places and another enterprise, and masses of volunteers who donate their time and strength to help children at Mercy Home.

Look for promotions this month on Mercy Home March for Kids television partner ABC7 Chicago. To analyze greater how you can make this moth a March for Kids, visit mercyhome.Org.

About Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been an answer for kids in crisis when you consider that 1887. Through its residential, aftercare, and mentoring programs, Mercy Home offers a secure domestic, emotional restoration, training, and lifestyles-changing opportunities for extra than 900 young humans every 12 months. It gives kids who’ve suffered abuse, forget, poverty or even abandonment the healing, instructional and vocational help they need to heal from the traumas in their pasts and construct fulfillment for their futures. Mercy Home is a hundred% privately funded and operates at 3 locations in Chicago – a home for boys inside the West Loop neighborhood, a home for ladies in Beverly, and a home for AfterCare residents in South Shore.

Kim James

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