On Oct. 14, amateur boxers from leading companies will step into the ring at the Ringside Gala to face off for a great cause – children at Mercy Home.
About Mark Schmeltzer
Mark Schmeltzer is a man of many words. Currently serving as Director of Communications at Mercy Home, he has spent his career arranging many words for non-profits in order to help them make the world a better place. He’s a big fan of new ideas and inventive expression. But most of all, he’s a husband and a dad.
Entries by Mark Schmeltzer
Learn how Johnny Coulon, former boxing champ, lost his title in a fight supporting Mercy Home – and still made good on his promise to give back.
The Mercy Home for Boys & Girls family continues to come together in prayer, concern, and action for those in crisis after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Read about the “Mission Flashes,” our football team formed in the 1920’s as an effort to build up our boys’ minds and bodies for success off the field.
In the summer of 2002, Fr. Scott Donahue and several of our young people visited Ground Zero to pay their respects to the victims of September 11, 2001.
Our Mercy Home Heroes team coordinator, Jim Harding is fond of reciting the team motto—“no distance is too far to save a child.” On Tuesday afternoon, and well into the evening, Harding put his miles where his mouth is, trotting 50 kilometers, (31 miles), to raise funds for our young people.
While we celebrate our 130th a year, we’re looking back on a partnership with another institution celebrating its 40 anniversary: the Chicago marathon.
Read a firsthand account of life Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in the 1960s.
Watch a special WGN-TV program about the people and organizations like Mercy Home working to address the public health crisis of violence in our streets.
Read about the Eastland Disaster and the role that Mercy Home for Boys & Girls played in caring for those Chicagoans affected.
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