What is Mercy Home’s March for Kids?

Every year, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls calls on caring people to help us provide a safe, supportive home for abused and neglected kids in Chicago.

During the month of March, more than a thousand volunteers hit the streets of Chicago area St. Patrick’s Day parades and events to help us collect donations that support our life-saving work with abused and at-risk children.

Many view volunteering for Mercy Home’s March for Kids campaign as a meaningful alternative or addition to their St. Patrick’s Day traditions. Others get involved as part of individual or group Lenten service projects. And all want to play a part in making a difference in the lives of children.

The campaign also includes a number of fun, Irish events all over town!

But as much fun as March for Kids is for volunteers and friends, it has a serious message–to support abused kids.

That’s why, during March for Kids, we ask everyone to consider making a donation that helps us provide a safe home for kids year round. In fact, Mercy Home depends on programs like March for Kids to raise 99.9% of the resources we need to save young lives and help build healthy futures.

March for Kids

How to Join our March for Kids

You can join our march in one of three ways:

1. Volunteer at parades, events, at your office, and on tag days throughout the month of March to collect donations for Mercy Home.

2. Donate to volunteers wearing our green vests when you see them throughout the month of March.

3. Donate online to support our kids.

Join the March Volunteer Photo

Why You Should Join our March for Kids