Volunteers will, again, be out in force on Chicago-area street corners and St. Patrick’s Day parades throughout the month of March, collecting donations to help Mercy Home for Boys & Girls give at-risk children a safe place to live, therapy to heal from trauma, and education to help them build independence.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ March for Kids campaign is the public’s chance to make a lasting difference in the lives of children who have experienced poverty, violence and abuse.
Clad in their signature green aprons, Mercy Home March for Kids volunteers can be found at celebrations including:
- South Side Irish Parade, Sun., March 11
- Chicago’s Loop, Fri., March 16
- Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sat., March 17
Additionally, volunteers are organizing donation drives at area businesses, churches, schools and community groups.
Throughout the month, Mercy Home’s web site will accept contributions to the campaign that will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor. The effort will be highlighted on March 16 during a special “day of giving” at mercyhome.org.
Celebrity spokesman Bill Rancic is also helping Mercy Home get the word out through media appearances, and his RPM Steak and RPM Italian restaurants will feature specials menu items during March that raise funds for the Home.
Mercy Home is calling on all interested volunteers to help make this effort a success. Any individual, business, or group can help provide a safe and supportive home for children in need just by signing up to be a Mercy Home March for Kids volunteer. It’s a fun and unique way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, complete a Lenten, school, or family service project, or organize an office team-building initiative. Go to mercyhome.org/marchforkids to sign up or call 312-738-9592.