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Mercyhealth Development Foundation Announces 2020 Charity Ball Date

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin—Mercyhealth Development Foundation is pleased to announce the date and location for its 2020 Charity Ball event to benefit the House of Mercy Homeless Center.

The event will be held Saturday, April 18, at a new location this year, The Celtic House at 1417 W. Airport Rd., Janesville. This prestigious, black-tie invited evening begins at 5 pm with a social hour, hors d’oeuvres, fun raffles and cocktails, followed by a gourmet dinner, music by Hip Pocket and a collection of truly outstanding silent auction items and live auction packages to bid on. Cost is $100 per person.

The House of Mercy is a 25-bed homeless center that provides unsheltered families with 60-days of short-term emergency shelter and access to housing, job placement and child care resources. Since opening in 1996, the Center has provided shelter and support to more than 7,000 individuals, half of whom were children under the age of 5. On any given night in Rock County, there are more than 350 homeless in our community. Almost every day, the Center’s 25-bed capacity is filled—but with the generous support of our community, the doors to the House of Mercy will continue to remain open, helping those in need.  The donations received from our donors, community members and business corporations help the House of Mercy Homeless Center address the root causes of homelessness in our area.

The House of Mercy would like you to consider donating to the Charity Ball. Money raised from this night will provide homeless families with individualized success planning, rent deposits, education expense assistance, transportation, child care assistance and other needs. For more information, contact Kristin Larson at (608) 741-2422 or

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