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Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been helping at-risk youth find the hope, healing and guidance they need to reach their full potential. Learn more about what we do thanks to the generous support of Heroes like you.

The Mercy Home Heroes are a team of athletes dedicated to changing kids' lives through extraordinary physical feats. Anyone can be a Hero! Learn more about our Heroes program.

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Every year, hundreds of extraordinary men and women—our Mercy Home Heroes—accomplish incredible feats and reach new finish lines, all to raise funds and awareness for Mercy Home. Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been a solution for kids in crisis. With your support, we can continue the legacy of bringing healing and opportunity to hurting kids for years to come.

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