Upcoming Chicago Charity Events

Chicago Marathon

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 7:00 a.m. | Downtown Chicago

You can be a Hero to children in need by running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Mercy Home. With every step you take, you’ll help give abused, neglected, and abandoned children a safe, loving home.

Register for our 2018 team now!

Pet Blessing Ceremony

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. | Mercy Home’s Courtyard 1140 W. Jackson Blvd.

Join us for a Pet Blessing Ceremony, celebrating the Feast of St. Francis Assisi with Father Scott Donahue. Bring your pet to our outdoor ceremony on Thursday, October 4 at 6pm in Mercy Home’s courtyard, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. We will introduce our new facility dog, Pongo. All furry, slimy, spiky, feathery friends great and small are welcome, too. Please ensure that all pets are on a leash or safely secured. All attendees will receive a prayer card featuring the Prayer of St. Francis and recognition of your pet’s blessing.

Ringside for Mercy’s Sake

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6 p.m. | Chicago Marriott

Join us this year on October 20, 2018, for another electrifying night of amateur boxing, auctions, dining, dancing, and more—all to help raise critical support for our boys and girls. Check back soon for more information.

Ringside for Mercy’s Sake began in 1991 as a unique collaboration between the leadership of Chicago’s financial exchanges and today has grown to include boxers from companies across the country.

Poker Night

January 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | Gibson’s

We hope you can join us for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls’ annual Poker Night At Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. Stay tuned for more details in fall 2018.

All proceeds from the evening will support young people living at Mercy Home. Poker Grand Prize is a seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and over $20,000 in additional prizes will be won.

Other Upcoming Chicago Charity Events

Have Mercy!

April 2019 | 8:00 p.m. | Location TBD

We hope you will join us for the Associate Board of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ 13th annual fundraising gala, Have Mercy, a fun night of dancing, cocktails, and entertainment!

All proceeds raised at Have Mercy! will go directly to support the boys and girls of Mercy Home. Check back in winter 2018 for more information.

Graduates’ Luncheon

June 2019 | 11:30 a.m. | Hilton Chicago

Every year, the Leader Council of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls gathers with noted community and business leaders at a luncheon to honor the accomplishments of Mercy Home’s student graduates. Now in its 16th year, the Graduates’ Luncheon raises critical funds to support our kids’ continued educations and is a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the commitment our young people have made to realize their academic potential.

The Graduates’ Luncheon is a unique Chicago event that features an address by a Mercy Home graduate, in addition to a featured keynote speaker. The luncheon is the culmination of the Leader Council’s work year-round to improve educational opportunities for young people at Mercy Home.

Mercy Home Golf Classic

Monday, August 6, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. | Beverly Country Club/Ridge Country Club

Join Mercy Home President Fr. Scott Donahue at one of two locations for a great day of golf and making a profound impact in the lives of the children entrusted to the care of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

Because of the popularity of this event, we have decided to expand the outing to two golf courses—the Beverly Country Club with a play your own ball format and Ridge Country Club as a scramble format.