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WELL OF MERCY's Fundraiser:

The Well of Mercy

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THE STORY:

Mission

The Well of Mercy's mission is to address the root causes of poverty. As each resident enters the community she vows to implement the tools offered and address educational needs, physical well-being, emotional health, and spiritual growth. Each resident will attain self-sufficiency, accomplish the personal goals identified as she is supported by professionals who guide the process of change, while upholding the dignity of the individual person.

 

About us

The Well of Mercy has been serving women and children for almost five years.  We have seen tremendous growth in our agency and our residents.  It is your support that allows our door to remain open and for this mission to thrive and touch the lives of the women and children we serve.

The Well of Mercy is supported solely by the generous donations of private individuals, organizations, and businesses.  We receive no municipal, state, or federal subsidies of any sort.

We are raising funds to purchase the building at 6339 N. Fairfield in Chicago. Since our inception four years ago, this place has been home to over 100 women and children.  We have experienced tremendous growth in the past year.  With your support we can continue to grow and expand our mission!

2015 Program Highlights

  • Two women are set to graduate the program in June - they have successfully reached their goals and are moving out to live as empowered self-sufficient single mothers!
  • 4 babies due before September
  • 5 women in college
  • 4 women working full time
  • 1 woman in job training
  • Residents made and sold jewelry and bread during the Lenten season at Prince of Peace 

2015 Agency Highlights

  • The Well was featured in the Chicago Tribune:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-sun-0412-balancing-act-20150410-column.html
  • Executive Director Mary Zeien nominated by Cardinal George and received the 2015 Peggy Montes Unsung Heroine Award 
  • 4 Master's level social work interns from Loyola University and Dominican University
  • Hosted by Relevant Radio
  • New partnerships with Misericordia, Helen Brach Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, EPIC, Infant, Inc., Twice as Nice
  • New relationships with Henry Scheien, St. Isaac Jogues, Evanston Women's Club, St. Clement's 

 

 

$75,103

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Andy Campbell

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Sarah Lien

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,100

  • Ronald Bartsch

    $700

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Joyce Somogye

     

  • Dave & Sue Dial

     

  • donna and joe xerri

    $30

  • Marty and Laurie Fruehe

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gigi & Papa

    $30

  • Brodzik

    $50

  • monica gayton

    $100

  • Sts. Theresa & Thomas; Respect Life Committee

    $200

  • MK

    $25

  • Andrew Walter & Kyle Severson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Elise Brill

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hanging Out

    $50

  • Jerry and Patty Crotty

    $750

  • Regina Ceisel

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Kathy Pyle

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Dennis & Cecilia Rowan

     

  • Ron and Sandi

     

  • Metropolitan

    $200

  • Novak

    $50

  • stace

    $1,200

  • Megan Augustson

    $300

  • Katie & Kevin Ford

    $500

  • Thomas Perrella

    $50

  • kathleen kuffner

    $100

  • Your favorite Sister -in-Law

    $100

  • Cathy Backer

    $500

  • Memory of Bobbi

    $100

  • Burgund Family

    $250

  • Colin Marty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Susan Murphy Reid, Levine & Reid

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Barone Spinal Care

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Brogan & Ann Ptacin

    $100

  • Tom and Mary Jo Mc Cabe

    $1,000

  • Pazur Family

    $500

  • Get Dwell

    $40

  • Susanna Burke

     

  • Sheila Toomey

    $50

  • mary kelley

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Neal and Susanne McNamara

    $500

  • Jamie Kumiega

    $50

  • Ginger Ridings

    $250

  • St. Ed's dads

    $1,825

  • Mark Lang

     

  • The Matthys Family

    $100

  • Neeley and Casey Van Der Bosch

    $100

  • Cherly Chambers

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $4,000

  • Marjorie

    $50

  • Susan Hackett

    $50

  • Sexton Ford

    $500

  • Mary M-S

    $50

  • Allen Smith

    $200

  • Rita friend of Cathy Clarke

    $25

  • Triune Logistics

    $250

  • Kim Kite

    $25

  • Marty and Kelly Maher

    $100

  • Morningstar Foundation

    $1,000

  • Libby Clark

    $100

  • Kuras

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ann Cahill

    $100

  • Susan Jeske

    $50

  • Julie and Chuck Thornton

    $50

  • Tony Velazquez

    $25

  • The Pydo Group, Inc.

     

  • Northridge Holdings Ltd.

    $200

  • Rich Pirovano

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $4,500

  • Rebecca Schroeder

    $1,000

  • Matthew Dube

    $5,000

  • The Richard and Karen Papiese Foundation

    $1,000

  • John Moeavecek

    $500

  • John Meade

    $500

  • Victor M.

    $75

  • ALAP Limited

    $100

  • Morley Family

     

  • Mark Vilimek

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Kelly Ann Pierce

    $50

  • Frank & Linda Silzer

    $100

  • Beyond Carpet Cleaning

    $500

  • Darryl Postelnick

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

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The Team: $75,103 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Well of Mercy Residents

Amount Raised

$25,783

Fundraiser Title

WELL OF MERCY

Amount Raised

$11,530

Fundraiser Title

Team Pazur

Amount Raised

$6,840

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Onofrio

Amount Raised

$5,920

Fundraiser Title

Gay Meier

Amount Raised

$5,175

Fundraiser Title

Stace Wiselogel

Amount Raised

$4,560

Fundraiser Title

Dona and Tom Carroll

Amount Raised

$3,725

Fundraiser Title

Frank Carroll

Amount Raised

$3,335

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Darryl Postelnick

Darryl Postelnick

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Beyond Carpet Cleaning

Beyond Carpet Cleaning

DONATION: $500

Rock Me! 2 years ago

Frank & Linda Silzer

Frank & Linda Silzer

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kelly Ann Pierce

Kelly Ann Pierce

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

In memory of my 103 yr. old recently passed grandmother, Mary Ruth Cullicott. 2 years ago

Mark Vilimek

Mark Vilimek

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Morley Family

Morley Family

2 years ago

ALAP Limited

ALAP Limited

DONATION: $100

Thank you to Team Pazur! 2 years ago

Victor M.

Victor M.

DONATION: $75

Dedicated to memory of Mr. and Mrs. Pazur. 2 years ago