Mercy Home.

Memorial Gifts

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Memorial gifts are a special way to remember a friend or family member who has passed away. Your generous donation will have a lasting impact on the lives of our children allowing the memory of your loved one to live on for generations to come.

You can make a gift in memory of a friend or loved one online, via telephone at 877-637-2955, or through the mail.
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Prefer to send a form in the mail? Download, print, and mail the completed form along with a check, money order, cashier’s check, cash, or credit card information to:

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Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Attn: Memorials
1140 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

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Memorial gifts are a special way to remember a friend or family member who has passed away. Your generous donation will have a lasting impact on the lives of our children allowing the memory of your loved one to live on for generations to come.
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To easily set up a memorial, please call 877.637.2955 or email us. Provide the name of the deceased, their address, the name of the funeral home handling the arrangements, and the name, address and phone number of the person you would like to receive acknowledgments of the donations. Once the memorial is set up, we will be in communication with the contact person.
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If we have your contact information, you will receive updates as gifts arrive. Please email us your contact information if you would like us to add your information to the file.
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Yes, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax laws. Our EIN number is 36-2171726.
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If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it to us at:

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Attn: Memorials
1140 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
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We will notify the family or individual of your thoughtfulness unless you wish to remain anonymous. Your name will be included on a list that is sent to the deceased’s loved ones notifying them of donations. Your donation amount will not be listed unless the family specifically requests it.

You may also request a card to be sent to the deceased’s loved ones. If you would like to send a card, please provide the recipient’s name and address, the deceased’s name, and the recipient’s relation to the deceased.

You can enter this information online on the second page of the memorial donation form. If you’re mailing in the donation, you can include the information on our downloadable donation form or you may include a note with their contact information when you send in your gift.
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Yes, we will supply the funeral home with envelopes as long as time permits.
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Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation’s value. Even more, your company may also match gifts from spouses, retirees, and board members.

For full details on company matching gifts or to search for your company, please visit our matching gifts page for more information.
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YES! We would love for you to tour Mercy Home. Please email us to arrange a time.
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Yes, please email us for more information.
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We will remember you and your loved ones in our prayers. If you would like to arrange for a religious Sister to talk or pray with you, please email us.
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Any questions? Please call us at 877-637-2955 or fill out the form below.
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