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Your generosity can help Mercy Home's therapeutic programs.

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Your generosity can help strengthen Mercy Home's therapeutic programs that include our facility dog, Pongo.


Time's Running Out

There are only a few hours left to help out families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Gifts made today will be matched.

#GivingTuesdayNow is almost over. Only a few hours left to help our families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Gifts made today will be matched up to $50,000 thanks to the generosity of a dedicated group of employees at William Blair and its matching gifts program.


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Support March For Kids

It Begins With You

You can help create a brighter future for Chicago’s children by supporting Mercy Home’s March for Kids this month.



Gifts That Pay You

“Safety for Children in Need; Security for You and Your Family”

Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) allows you to make an investment in the young people who live at Mercy Home, claim a charitable tax deduction, and receive a cash return – for the rest of your life. This is one of our most popular gift vehicles, for good reason: it’s simple, effective, and allows you to care for children in need while remaining financially secure at the same time. Click here to learn more.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is similar to an annuity, except it needs to be established with the help of an attorney. You deposit an asset into a CRT, and receive a tax deduction and an annual income for yourself or your heirs. After a period of years, the CRT distributes all remaining assets to Mercy Home or another charity you’ve named as beneficiary. Click here to learn more.

Charitable Lead Trust

A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) is the inverse of the CRT named above. This estate planning tool allows you and your family to avoid heavy taxes by making distributions to charity first, and then passing the remaining assets onto heirs after a few years. You will also need an attorney to help establish this type of gift vehicle. Click here to learn more.

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Philanthropic information presented herein is intended for friends and supporters of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. This material may be helpful in your tax and financial planning, and is based on current laws and recent court decisions. You should consult your own legal, tax, or financial planner to determine how these gift vehicles may apply to your own situation.