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National finalist vying for $25k for community garden

The Mercy Center is one of 200 finalists nationally in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program and hopes to win $25,000 for its new community garden at Mercy Anchor Community Center. Using social media and other platforms to obtain votes, the 100 causes with the most votes will win $25,000 each. The contest ended May 6. Votes are currently being tabulated with winners announced June 7.

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Largest single donation received for new housing program

Mercy Center for Women’s Executive Director Jennie Hagerty and Sister JoAnne Courneen of the Sisters of Mercy were on hand to accept a $535,000 check, the largest single corporate donation in the nonprofit’s 28 year history.

Feb 24, 2022

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Women enjoy 'Loving the Dream' vision board activity

The women and staff of the Mercy Center for Women took part in a fun project on Valentine’s Day while enjoying delicious food and each other's company.

Feb. 14, 2022

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Mercy Center receives more than $600,000 for new housing program

On Dec. 13 the Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin visited the Mercy Center for Women's latest project, the Mercy Anchor Community Center, which will address the housing needs of low income families.

Dec. 14, 2021

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Reclaiming Home Art Auction

The Mercy Center for Women held an art auction Dec. 10 involving local artists and community members who transformed old pieces of furniture, many of which winning bidders donated back to the center for its new residential center.

Dec. 10, 2021

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Thanksgiving Luncheon Served at Erie City Mission

Residents and staff collaborate with Erie City Mission for holiday meal.

Nov. 20, 2021

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Media Covers Housing Need

Executive Director Jennie Hagerty received media coverage about the critical need for housing in the Erie area.

Oct. 29, 2021

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Holy Rosary School Renovation Update

We are nearing completion of the Holy Rosary School project that will be the anchor building in the Marvintown/Academy area of the City of Erie.

Oct. 29, 2021


Halloween Party for Women & Children

Kids and women alike took part in the annual Halloween party on Oct. 23.

Oct. 23, 2021

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Book Nook Ribbon Cutting

Mercy Center for Women held a ribbon cutting celebration on Oct. 13 for its new book nook, thanks to WQLN PBS, AmeriHealth Caritas and Hooked On Books For Kids.

Oct. 13, 2021

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Pedal for Mercy

Mercy Center for Women held its inaugural Pedal for Mercy bike ride/fundraiser on Sept. 11 at Penn Shore Winery and Vineyards in North East, Pa.

Sept. 11, 2021

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Butterfly Event Celebration

The Mercy Center for Women's annual Butterfly Effect Celebration took place on Aug. 8 in the garden area behind the Mercy Center for Women.

Aug. 8, 2021

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Your Two Cents Worth

Mercy Center for Women was blessed to be chosen along with four other local nonprofits to participate in the Country Fair’s Pump for Charity project from May 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.

Oct. 13, 2020