Ways to Give

You can help our kids during this time of need.

If you were one of the Americans who received a coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus check and have yet to spend the money, there are countless ways those funds can be used to help the children of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls this holiday season. 

Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been a refuge for kids escaping from the cycle of violence, abuse and neglect.  Mercy Home provides the tools necessary for a bright future such as a safe home, therapy, education resources, mentoring, tutoring, job skills and aftercare support.  99.6% of the funds to provide these services are from you, our generous donors.

Your Support Saves Lives

Donate to Mercy Home

Donate now using our safe, secure online donation form. Our form will work on any device and will allow you to make a one time donation, become a monthly donor or make a tribute or gift in memory on a single form.

Gift Planning

Mercy Home has gift planning services that provides benefits to you, beyond knowing that you’ve helped our kids succeed. Using our gift planning services will allow you to give without affecting your income, provide yourself added income, and protect your heirs.

Make Giving Simple – Donor Advised Funds

Mercy Home has partnered with Morgan Stanley GIFT to establish our own donor advised fund because supporting the causes you care about should be easy, efficient, and impactful.  With MHBG DAF, you can do all this and more.

If you currently have a donor advised fund, please consider recommending a grant for Mercy Home by contacting your DAF administrator, or by using the tool on the right.

Corporate Sponsorship

Mercy Home is proud to team with corporate partners through a wide range of events, volunteer opportunities and fundraising programs. We work to meet the goals and objectives of corporations who, in turn, support a good cause and benefit from partnering with one of Chicago’s leading children’s charities.

Matching Gifts

Some companies will match your gift or volunteer time to Mercy Home dollar for dollar or even more! Check to see what your employer can offer.



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Attend a Special Event

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we regret that we have suspended all live, in-person charity events for the foreseeable future. Discussions are under way about alternative fundraisers that would allow our community of friends to come together in support of our boys and girls while the pandemic persists, and we look forward to resuming live events once it is safe again to do so. Check back for future developments.

Meanwhile, you can still support us by watching our virtual Graduates’ Luncheon. For the first time in its 18-year-history, this incredibly inspiring program was held entirely online on June 2 and the recording can be viewed here. Donations support educational programs that help our kids build brighter futures.

Give with Cryptocurrency

Mercy Home accepts gifts of cryptocurrency including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. Please fill out the form below to contact us for keys.