Day 365: Misericordia
One of my most vidid memories as a young boy, is watching my mom dig for change in car to buy Misericordia tag on Tag Day. My mother has always been a very giving person, donating time and money whenever possible, even when we had nothing to give. She instilled in me a sense of giving and proved early on that you can give alot with very little. So, I dedicate this last day, number 365 to my mother for being my inspiration and my biggest fan. Misericordia is a wonderful organization providing services to those with developmental disabilities. Candy Days is next weekend, if you see this apron, please show them your support and purchase a bag of jelly beans.
When I started this blog last year, I never imagined it would reach across the globe and inspire as many people as it did. That is the truly inspiring part to me, the fact that we have banded together and have raised over $18,000 for charity is amazing! I am inspired by all the individuals who have taken on a mission of giving in their own lives because of this blog, you are truly wonderful people and you inspire me so much. I never imagined I would meet some many wonderful people. I truly believe that those who give receive so much more in return than what they give. Thank you for inspiring me and for your support, it’s been a truly spectacular 365 Days!
If you are in Chicago, please come celebrate with me tomorrow night at Collaboraction. If you want to join me for YEAR TWO, please check out this blog post for more info.
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.
Through a spectrum of residential options on its 31-acre Chicago campus and in the community, and with a wide variety of programs, Misericordia currently serves more than 600 children and adults from diverse racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. Twenty percent of our residents either come from poverty families or have no families and are wards of the State.
Misericordia offers a continuum of care to meet their diverse needs and aspires for each individual to live as independently as possible in the highest level of community integration feasible. Residential settings include:
- CILAs (Community Integrated Living Arrangements for small groups in neighborhood homes outside Misericordia’s main campus)
- On-campus apartments
- Group homes on-campus
- Skilled nursing residence
Amount Donated: $25
To support Misericordia, please visit: http://www.misericordia.com
Also, check out their bakery for some great baked goods and help support the jobs the bakery provides: http://www.misericordia.com/bakery.aspx
Special Thank YOU to Jacqueline (of 365give.ca) for matching my donation and for the lovely post: http://365give.ca/day-205-living-philanthropic-gives-everyday