Laborers Rising - Charitable DonationsJanuary 22, 2024 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
January 22, 2024
The Chicago Laborers’ District Council Charitable Foundation has chosen three charities that have made lifelong commitments to assisting families and children in need, Misericordia Heart of Mercy, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Each one has a different mission.
When a parent raises a child with developmental disabilities, they worry about who will care for their child when they’re gone. Misericordia and Sister Rose ease them of that worry by providing a home where children and adults with developmental disabilities can find a purpose and meaning and feel wanted. Parents know their children are in good hands with Misericordia and can rest easy.
The Mercy Home protects abused, neglected and homeless children, who often are four to five years behind in school. At Mercy Home they are nurtured, provided tutoring, and learn to do chores and other valuable life skills. Father Donahue recently shared a success story of a resident who had been the victim of gang violence, seeing someone he was very close to shot and killed right before his eyes, but with support and structured guidance from Mercy Home he was able to grow up in safety and thrive, and went to work for NASA. This is just one of thousands of success stories that make the journey worthwhile.
Boys and Girls Club is a safe haven for children for today and the future, protecting them from gang involvement and violence in the streets. The Boys and Girls Club is a place that allows members to enjoy their childhood and thrive in safety and support, providing the resources they need to grow up to be caring and productive members of society.
We support these organizations because they have a lifelong track record of successfully lifting up society’s most vulnerable children, and children and adults with developmental disabilities. These organizations give them hope, trust, and love by protecting them from getting swallowed up and forgotten. Every life has value.
Kevin Connelly speaking on behalf of Misericordia.
Kevin Connelly, on behalf of Misericordia, is presented with a check from the Chicago Laborers’ District Council Charitable Foundation.
Father Donahue speaking on behalf of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
Father Donahue on behalf of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is presented with a check from the Chicago Laborers’ District Council Charitable Foundation.
Michael Crowley speaking on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.
Michael Crowley on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is presented with a check from the Chicago Laborers’ District Council Charitable Foundation.
Misericordia Heart of Mercy. Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them yet cannot provide it at home.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Mercy Home has been a port in the storm for thousands of young people since 1887. Many young people face serious, even life-threatening adversity. Abuse. Neglect. Insecure homes and struggling schools. Growing up surrounded by violence, poverty, and lack of opportunity, or lack of stable housing, young people like these need safe harbor, which the Mercy Home provides.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Serving thousands of youths – ages five to 18+ – annually at 24 Club locations across Chicago. BGCC works to equip members with the emotional, educational, physical, and cultural resources that allow them to enjoy their childhood and thrive in adulthood.