Souper Bowl of Caring

Join us for our Third Annual collection for the Souper Bowl of Caring. In each of the last two years, youth have collected over $1000 for the House of Mercy

 

 

Our new faith formation assistant, Colleen Van Dyne, wrote up this about the charity.

This organization reaches out to the poorest of the poor. Please go to www.houseofmercyrochester.org to learn more.

The people who find their way to the House of Mercy are at the fringe of society and often nearly out of hope. Sister Grace Miller and our donations give them hope. The House of Mercy receive no government money , nor do they receive money from united way. More than 4,000 people are served each month due to private donations and due volunteers. People can come in 24 hours a day. If there are no beds anywhere they can at least get out of the frigid cold and sit with a hot cup of coffee.

The Mercy House helps people fill out paperwork for medical or mental health services, job training, or public assistance benefits they are entitled to.

People in our city live in the desperate poverty many of us associate with Third World countries. Families which include children live in the poorest of the poor situations and see Mercy House as the beacon of Hope.