Entries by Mark Schmeltzer

Blackhawks and Bob’s Discount Furniture Transform Space at Mercy Home

The Chicago Blackhawks and Bob’s Discount Furniture came to our Walsh Campus recently to transform a living room into an oasis for our young women.

Ringside Gala: Saving Kids is All of Our Business

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.

Down but Not Out, Champ Fights for Kids

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.

Mission Flashes Football Team Set Boys up for Success

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.

Mercy Home Hero Runs 50K In One Day

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.

1990s: Marathon Supports the Home

While we celebrate our 130th a year, we’re looking back on a partnership with another institution celebrating its 40 anniversary: the Chicago marathon.