ST. LOUIS - As a continued commitment to youth and education, Mercy is sponsoring the Marian Middle School “Girls Night Out” event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, at the St. Louis Club. It’s a fun cocktail party to benefit the fifth through eighth grade girls at Marian.
Marian Middle School is the only all girls middle school serving urban adolescent youth in the St. Louis community and provides an educationally challenging environment. Marian students come from families whose income level qualifies them to receive free or reduced-fee lunch programs. To put into perspective, to qualify for free lunch program, a family of four is living on less than $25,000 a year. These young girls commit to an intense 10-month, 10-hour a day schedule where they develop critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership and life skills that will take them successfully into the next chapter of their academic life.
Less than 5 percent of the school’s operating expenses are covered by student tuition. Marian’s success depends on the generosity and support of people who believe in the promise of education to break the cycle of poverty. For more information about the wonderful work being accomplished at Marian, please check out its website.
Help support Marian students by attending the Girls Night Out. There will be appetizers, drinks and remarkable raffle items, including:
Mercy Health Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises money and community awareness for Mercy Hospital. It is dependent on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to help Mercy meet community health care needs. Mercy Health Foundation invests its philanthropic support in facilities and the advancement of technologies and programs to enhance Mercy’s ability to provide excellence in health care. For more information, visit mercy.net/giving.