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April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.

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This month is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Take our pledge to end child abuse and neglect.

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There are only a few hours left to help out families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Gifts made today will be matched.

#GivingTuesdayNow is almost over. Only a few hours left to help our families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Gifts made today will be matched up to $50,000 thanks to the generosity of a dedicated group of employees at William Blair and its matching gifts program.

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You can help create a brighter future for Chicago’s children by supporting Mercy Home’s March for Kids this month.

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Spring Break Filled with Learning Opportunities

Spring Break Filled with Learning Opportunities

A break from school didn’t mean a break from learning for the kids at Mercy Home! Their week of Spring Break was filled with activities every day, including a trip to Brookfield Zoo, a visit with a federal judge, a dinner with former resident and current board member Eddie Gamble, and more.

One exciting and educational trip for the kids took place when they traveled to TransUnion to do some internship prep. There, our young men and women were able to practice their job skills on-site at a real corporate office. They heard from TransUnion employees about the value of working hard and persisting even when it is difficult. The kids also got to practice some real life “first day of work items” like being transported there by CTA, checking in with security/reception, and going through an HR orientation tour.

The next day, some of our kids visited Elmhurst College and met with Roger Moreno of the Intercultural Studies office. Moreno spoke in depth about the value of each person as an individual, with the need to respect and learn about each other’s culture, identity, talents, and passions. The kids also got to get a little active by participating in a dance class!

The kids also took a trip to DuSable Museum in Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side. Our kids took a tour and explored the rich cultural and artistic contributions that Africans have made all throughout the world, from Mansa Musa in the 14th Century to Barrack Obama in the 21st Century. Our kids really enjoyed learning more about so many influential people.

We are thankful to everyone who welcomed our kids and made their Spring Break a memorable one!

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