Flower Power was a great success!
We hosted our first-ever and successful Flower Power virtual fundraiser and virtual floral arrangement workshop on May 13th. Thanks to the fantastic Aurea Sanabria Molaei of Flower Bodega, guests had a chance to learn behind-the-scenes secrets to creating eye-catching and captivating floral arrangements. Everyone had so much fun, and our competitive spirits emerged as we showed off our work.
Thanks to generous supporters, many of our residents could participate and get in on the fun. Thanks to all involved, we raised much-needed funds to help support Mercy Home's Plant-Grow-Give horticultural therapy and organic farming project and help kick off the growing season.
Flower Power was supported by the Fellone Accordino Family Trust.
Purple Flower Power sponsor: Donna and Bob Whiteford
Mums Flower Power sponsor: Alan Littman and Wells Fargo Advisors
Special thanks to Roebling Liquors and the Plant-Grow-Give team
In-person events currently on pause
Thank you for inquiring about Mercy Home's upcoming events. Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person events are currently suspended.
Questions? Please email Helen Stewart at email@example.com.
To Plant-To Grow-To Give Fundraising Dinner raises almost $100,000
On June 6th, we hosted to Plant-To Grow-To Give fundraising dinner and raised over $100,000 for our urban organic gardens operated by our residents. The event was presented by Lamb Insurance Services, with Grown By Nature sponsors Flag Waterproofing and Restoration and What I Like For Me Is GMO-Free sponsors Fran Picone, RSM US LLP, Merrick Pharmacy, Casey McKee, Warren & Warren PC and Donna and Bob Whiteford.
We can't stop thanking everyone!
Thanks to our generous supporters and friends, Mercy Home raised over $7,000 in online and offline donations for #GivingTuesday. Traditionally celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. Thank you all for your generous support.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and in celebration of his life and work, Mercy Home for Children hosted a day of service. We were joined by remarkable volunteers from Ridgewood Savings Bank, Superfly, Microsoft NY, and United Healthcare. See the photos of our wonderful volunteers on this fun day of service.
Beer, Bourbon, & Bites
On October 10th, we celebrated our Creative Arts Therapy program for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities at our third annual Beer,Bourbon, and Bites
fundraiser. Thanks to you and the generosity of our leading sponsors
Lamb Insurance Services,
Mutual of America, and Ridgewood Savings Bank as well as
Flag Waterproofing and Restoration, Procida Companies, The Aris Family, Lisa Goldstein and Donna & Bob Whiteford we were able to reach our goal.
The evening was made special by the generosity of so many Brooklyn based businesses that donated food, beer, bourbon, & wine to help raise money for music, drama, yoga, and horticultural therapy.
Guests sampled bourbon from American Barrels Bourbon, Boone County Bourbon, Oppidan Bourbon, Old Tennessee Distilling Co. and Prohibition Bourbon and wine from Corkscrew and Tops Wine. Beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Coney Island Brewing Company, Hofbrau Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Sixpoint.
Also enjoyed by so many were bourbon glazed pork belly and more from Bon Soir, Mac and Cheese from Soco, and Kolaches from Brooklyn Kolache as well as tasty bites from our neighbors Da Ciro, Dannee Thai, Lessen & Hennings, Liberty Pizza, Ludwigs Caterer, Margaret Palca Bakes, Sigmund's Pretzels, Taqueria Tepango and coffee from TB Coffee House.
Beer, Bourbon, & Bites
Cheers to Beer, Bourbon, & Bites! On October 11th, guests joined us to raise money for our Creative Arts Therapy program for children with autism spectrum disorder.
This event was generously supported by a wide array of friends and supporters.
Under the Brooklyn Sky
On June 15, 2017 friends and supporters joined us at Under the Brooklyn Sky on the rooftop of the Brooklyn Grange to celebrate Mercy Home and our organic farming project, Plant-Grow-Give. The view, the food, and the company were inspiring, and there was a great deal of joy and laughter throughout the evening.
A Tree Grows in Mercy Home
Mercy Home’s Creative Arts Therapy participant “DJ” alongside artist, Laura Cuille created this large scale art installation. James, Gifted Artist participant unveiled his interactive piece that was designed alongside artist Juliana Trujillo. The project, Community Vision emPowered, was a collaboration with local Brooklyn artists that address themes of belonging.
An Evening at the Lake
Mercy Home hosted "An Evening at the Lake" fundraising dinner on June 14th at the Boathouse in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. It was an intimate and magical evening and we were blessed to be joined by friends to celebrate and honor Richard Warren for his work to support Mercy Home and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This evening couldn't have happened without the support and dedication of our leading sponsors Warren and Warren PC, Lamb Insurance, Donna and Bob Whiteford, Casey Mckee, Sr. Fran Picone, Central Business Systems, Community Care Rx, Flag Waterproofing and Restoration, and Lisa Goldstein and Peter Nosal.
#AbilityOverDisability Art Exhibit
We were pleased to be joined by so many friends on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the #ABILITYOVERDISABILITY art exhibit and reception in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The reception at the National Arts Club featured the artwork of our Gifted Artists, James, Djanivka, and Katiuska, as well as photography from Jahlel.