On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorneys and staff took to the streets of downtown Chicago to raise money for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ March for Kids campaign. Associate attorney, Katherine A. Twardak, who organized the effort, reports that our attorneys and staff stood on the corners of Dearborn and Monroe and State and Monroe to collect donations from those who walked by in exchange for a Mercy Home shamrock sticker. This event, as well as a Jeans Day, which were both sponsored by the Associates Committee, raised over $2,400 for Mercy Home’s at-risk youth.
March for Kids is a special outreach effort that helps Mercy Home for Boys & Girls raise funds for our work with abused, neglected and troubled children and increases public awareness about the life-threatening challenges that too many young people face. The organization has served more than 30,000 youth since 1887 through its residential programs at Mercy Home’s two Chicago campuses, its Friends First mentoring program, and its AfterCare program. For more about Mercy Home, visit mercyhome.org.