Shamrocks for Kids
Events throughout Chicagoland
Thank you for celebrating Shamrocks for Kids with us. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Throughout the month of March, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ 18th annual Shamrocks for Kids campaign featured family-friendly, Irish-themed events and activities to raise funds and awareness that help abused, neglected and at-risk children.
We had a great time marching in the Forest Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the South Side Irish Parade, the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Northwest Side Irish Parade. And, we are so thankful to the good friends who came together to support a solution for kids in crisis at our annual Post Parade Celebration at the Chicago Hilton Downtown on Saturday, March 16th. The event featured great Irish food and entertainment, and was also a time to thank the many generous people who supported the Shamrocks for Kids campaign. Be sure to check back soon to see our photo gallery from the event.
Big thanks also to our Shamrocks for Kids volunteers. At Chicago-area St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations all over Chicago, and continuing throughout this month, our outstanding volunteers have been distributing Mercy Home Shamrocks for donations that help young people living at Mercy Home.
Did you see Shamrocks for Kids light up the Chicago skyline this year? This year, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Tower at 300 E. Randolph in Chicago used its window lights to spell out its support of the campaign. In addition, Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago and three Tishman Speyer properties (Franklin Center, CME Center, and 353 N. Clark) displayed green lights in support of Shamrocks for Kids.
If you missed out on the fun, we hope you will be sure to join us next year!
O'Brien's St. Patrick's Day Raffle benefitting Mercy Home
Thank you to everyone who entered! Our lucky winners for this year's raffle are:
Grand Prize, American Airlines Air Transportation for winner and companion from Chicago to Dublin, Ireland or London, England:
Alice from Oak Lawn– ticket #1559
$1,000: Pat from Chicago– ticket # 1958
$500: Patrick from Chicago– ticket #0423
We would like to thank the following for their generous support of Shamrocks for Kids and Mercy Home for Boys & Girls