No Tricks, Just Treats at Mercy Home’s Halloween
In celebration of Halloween this year, Mercy Home went all out to ensure that our kids had a special holiday.
At our boys home, for example, our young people enjoyed a beloved annual Mercy Home tradition—the Haunted Hallways. Every year, staff members in our admissions, advancement, and youth programs departments team up to provide safe, indoor trick-or-treating for our young people. Coworkers transformed their normally tranquil office thoroughfares into creepy-carnival and spooky-forest themed haunted houses. Costumed coworkers handed out candy to visiting youth.
“My favorite part was seeing all the coworkers get into the spirit of Halloween for the children of Mercy Home,” advancement’s Loni Williams said. “I enjoyed seeing their costumes and how everything just came together. It was well worth it to me to see the kids have some fun and to let them know that the employees value them and want to have the experience of just being a kid.”
Connie Gallardo in advancement seconded the sentiment. “Decorating is the best part,” she said. “Spending time with your coworkers is always a pleasure and putting a smile on the youth makes everything you did worth it.”
It was well worth it to me to see the kids have some fun and to let them know that the employees value them and want to have the experience of just being a kid.
– Loni Williams
Of course, the frightful festivities weren’t limited to our boys home. Staff at our girls home also hosted a party that included games and lots of desserts. The Halloween-themed cupcakes and juice were a hit. As is a favorite tradition at the event, our young women danced the night away in front of a DJ booth and really got into the Halloween spirit.
We are thankful to our Leader Council members Tracey Coyne and Lisa Krepps, as well as all our coworkers, for helping make this party a spooktacular success!