Immaculate Conception is excited to, once again, be participating in the #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 27, 2018!
This global day of giving harnesses the collective power of communities like IC to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. Following the commercial days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
One of the core beliefs of our Catholic faith is that every human life is a gift from God and sacred from conception to natural death. In keeping with our parish mission to “…respect and care for fellow parishioners and neighbors…”, IC has chosen, from this point forward, to direct all of the funds raised from our #GivingTuesday efforts to organizations that promote a dignity of life, at every stage and every circumstance.
We are thrilled to announce that we have chosen Misericordia Heart of Mercy in Chicago as the beneficiary of IC’s #GivingTuesday efforts. You may have heard of this wonderful organization through conversations with our dear friend and former Pastor Monsignor Anthony Missimi, as his niece, Angela, is a resident there and thriving!
Misericordia Heart of Mercy, located on a 31-acre campus in the Roger’s Park neighborhood of Chicago, is home to over 600 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, while also providing programs for over 150 families in the Outreach Program. Misericordia has become a national model for care, providing a full continuum of care, as well as offering residential placement, work opportunities, and therapy and recreational programs. Below is a link to a YouTube video about Misericordia’s Work Opportunities and Adult Enrichment Programs and its work in fostering each resident’s spirituality, dignity, respect and quality of life.
For more information, www.misericordia.com