November 12, 2104 is my 27th birthday. I've taken a pledge to celebrate my 27 years of life by doing 27 acts of kindness. One of my 27 kind acts is to raise money for the House of Mercy in Janesville, Wisconsin and this fundraiser is how you can help!
The House of Mercy is a 25-bed homeless center that provides homeless families throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois with short-term emergency shelter and access to housing, job placement and child care resources. Staff at the Center assist the homeless in assessing their needs, obtaining appropriate referrals and services, and designing an action plan aimed at achieving more stable housing.
Learn more from this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdtMau6kRS8
Who supports the House of Mercy?
-Volunteers give approximately 9,000 hours of service per year.
-Lutheran Social Services facilitates a parenting group.
-Childcare is available to residents through Community Kids Learning Center.
-Donations from individuals and organizations provide ongoing support.
-UW Extensions offers a cooking class once a month for residents to help develop their meal planning and preparation skills.