Mercy Clinic doctors and co-workers have once again reached into their own pockets and raised more than $80,000 to help others in the community. This time around, all the grants from the Force for Good campaign will support charities that help children in our area. The first fundraiser, in 2003, benefited the Kitchen, Inc. It provides the less fortunate with housing, food, counseling, health care, education, youth services, clothing, advocacy, life skills and homelessness prevention. The campaign for the Kitchen was such a success, doctors asked to make this an ongoing effort. Force for Good now gives grants totaling at least $80,000 twice a year. To date, the group has given back more than a million dollars in charitable gifts. Here's a list of this round of grant recipients:
If you're interested in applying for a Force for Good grant, the guidelines and grant application are below.