From extreme sports to just plain wacky – Mercy Home has it covered. While most summer activities are scheduled agency-wide, occasionally, individual residential programs will organize their own independent events. For example, last summer, Speh Home organized a game of Bubble Soccer, courtesy of Battle Balls Chicago. Youth and coworkers alike slipped into inflatable bubble suits, then bounced and bumped their way around the pitch, trying to score goals.
All these summer activities may sound exhausting, but kids at Mercy Home get to relax and unwind at one of their favorite summer traditions: Movie On The Lawn. Under the stars, kids, coworkers, families, and volunteers enjoy an outdoor movie on a giant inflatable screen, as they snack on popcorn and other treats. Prior to show time, Mercy Home grill masters serve up hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken wings, as kids of all ages socialize, play games, and make crafts.
Thanks to all our generous donors, these wonderful outings and activities help our kids have a truly unforgettable summer full of memories that will last a lifetime.