With 36,000 employees and 30 hospitals in a four-state area, when the Sisters of Mercy reach out to support school kids throughout the Midwest, it’s no small matter. Every year Mercy physicians and co-workers donate thousands of dollars in goods and services by providing bus loads of school supplies, free immunizations, hair cuts, sports physicals and much more.
“This is the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy who began caring for children in Dublin, Ireland, almost 200 years ago,” said Lynn Britton, president and CEO of the Sisters of Mercy Health System. “Today the ministry still remains strong, and our co-workers find innovative ways to support our local school kids in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.”
Here’s a sampling of back-to-school support: