Mercy Home has always been able to count on our good friends at Butch McGuire’s—and that hasn’t changed in difficult times like these!
Last week, Butch McGuire’s donated $1,500 of food through US Foods to Mercy Home to feed our young people, AfterCare members, Friends First mentees, and their families. The 46 cases we received included non-perishable items like canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, rice, beans, and chips.
In addition to this generous donation, they are also encouraging their social media followers to donate to Mercy Home to help them give back even more!
Over the years, they have donated money and food to Mercy Home for many different things, including Christmas presents, the Youth Advisory Board’s Field Day, and trips to camp, along with hosting our March for Kids Kickoff party every year.
“They are always there to help us,” Jim Marrese, the director of business development and strategic initiatives, said.
Owner Bobby McGuire explained that helping out those in need is a long tradition at Butch McGuire’s—one that started with his father, the founder of the bar. When Bobby took over running the bar after his father’s death in 2006, he began looking for a new charity to support. He was particularly interested in something local that helped children and families. After some research, they settled on Mercy Home.
“The more we learned about what Mercy Home does, working with families and kids in a lot of different ways and on a lot of different levels of help year round, not just seasonally, it sounded like a good fit for us,” he said.
The more we learned about what Mercy Home does, working with families and kids in a lot of different ways and on a lot of different levels of help year round, not just seasonally, it sounded like a good fit for us.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, everyone at Butch McGuire’s was quick to jump into action. They were contacted by different companies who wanted to buy meals for medical personnel, first responders, and others in need—like those who rely on Mercy Home’s help. They have been using this money to donate meals and dry goods to hospitals, fire stations, police precincts, and Mercy Home.
“We’ll keep going as long as we can,” Bobby said.
We are incredibly grateful to Bobby, Butch McGuire’s general manger Dominique Simonetti who has always helped coordinate these donations, and all the coworkers and patrons of Butch McGuire’s who have supported Mercy Home over the years. We feel so blessed by your generosity and friendship!