Make a Difference Day

Dear Mercy Parents/Guardian: 

Mercy High School is proud to present the 3rd annual:

Mercy Make a Difference Day

Friday, September 25, 2015 

On this day during Spirit Week the entire Mercy School, staff and students, will be going out into the community to do service. Imagine what an impact 900 people doing 3.5 hours of service can do! We are expecting 100% attendance so please do not make college visits or doctors appointments on that day.

Schedule for the Day:

  • School will start at 8:00 a.m. with a meeting in Adviser group followed by a short prayer service, directions for the day and boarding of the buses.  

  • Students will travel to the location and work with their Adviser and Adviser group from approximately 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. doing a variety of service tasks. Students will earn 3 hours of community service towards their graduation requirement.

  • The buses will bring the groups back to school. Lunch will be provided.

  • The day will end at 1:40 p.m.   

  • Students need to wear their Mercy Make A Difference Day t-shirt they received last year. We are asking students to bring these in ahead of time to make sure they have them the morning of the event to wear to the site they are assigned. New students will receive a shirt the day of the event.

Permission Slip and Medical Forms 

CLICK HERE for permission slip and medical forms. Please print and fill out both the permission slip and medical form and have your daughter turn it in to her Adviser by Friday, September 11. Students who do not bring in forms will be assigned service at Mercy High School. Participation is mandatory.

Appropriate Dress

Please make sure your daughter is appropriately dressed to do service on that day. Jeans or comfortable pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes and the service day t-shirt is necessary. Students may bring sunscreen and bug spray if needed. More specific details on dress will be provided by your daughter’s Adviser. Please note: Most sites suggest bringing heavy-duty gardening gloves.

Parent Volunteer/Support

Parent volunteers are welcome to join us for the day. Please submit this form (click to access) to volunteer by Friday, September 18. Parents will need to provide their own transportation. You can also support the day’s efforts by donating a case of water through Sign-Up Genius or by providing dessert or drink for lunch. Advisers will have a sign-up for their groups.

We are very excited about this day. This is what we stand for as a school. In the words of Catherine McAuley, “No work of charity can be more productive of good to society, or more conducive to the happiness of the poor, than the careful instruction of women.”  

We Are Mercy and Together We Can Make A Difference!

The Mercy Community