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Misericordia welcomes corporations and businesses to our campus throughout the year to volunteer with the residents in their work opportunity programs as well as in our bakery during the holiday season. Corporations are welcomed to come for the duration of the day, which includes a short presentation and tour followed by working with the residents in their work areas throughout campus.
The most common way to help is with our Candy Day event held the last Friday and Saturday of April. Over 8,000 volunteers come together for 2 days and collect donations on the streets, at businesses, store fronts and on-line throughout the Chicagoland area. Individual donors are acknowledged with packets of Jelly Belly candy donated by our corporate partner, Jelly Belly Candy Company. Over one million packets are passed out during the event.
Huen Electric is not only a long time corporate partner of Misericordia, but supports Candy Days by having its employees work a major intersection in Westchester on the Friday of Candy Days.
Through an employee and parent of a child at Misericordia, Wilton Brands collects at a major intersection in Woodridge.
For years, Exelon has been a corporate partner of Misericordia. They host corporate meetings on site at Misericordia and have been honored at a number of our events. This past year, Exelon had a major collection effort at their Oak Brook offices with a substantial number of employees participating.
For many years they have collected at a corner in The Loop as well as gaining employee participation.
Culver’s puts collection cans in 20 of their local locations for the month of April and encourages patrons to make contributions.
Please contact us for more information:
Please contact Volunteer Office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 273-4161