Ways To Give

Support the Mercy Brown Bag Program

Just how much food will fit into a paper grocery bag? Volunteers with a popular Elder Care Alliance program can tell you: about 19 pounds.

For more than 30 years, the Mercy Brown Bag Program has filled sacks with nutritious groceries for Alameda County seniors in need. In one year, we distributed nearly 53,000 bags stuffed with close to 1 million pounds of food. Our team of about 500 senior volunteers donated more than 21,000 hours of their time to help sort, pack and deliver those bags.

As a non-profit, we rely on your generosity to help support the Mercy Brown Bag Program. Please click "donate" below. To volunteer or to register to receive food, call us at (510) 534-8540 x369.

Support the Charitable Care Program

Please support Mercy’s seniors with innovative, holistic care that celebrates their individuality by donating to the Charitable Care Fund. Your donation is tax-deductible (tax ID# 94-1156579). You may contact Natalie Brown at the Charitable Care Fund (510) 534-8540 x322 for further information. To give online, please click "donate" below.

Leave Your Legacy

Many Mercy supporters have included us through bequests in their wills or with another type of legacy gift. Their foresight, and yours should you choose to join them, strengthens and helps ensure the future of Mercy Retirement & Care Center. We are especially grateful to you for a bequest, setting up a life income gift, or some other type of legacy gift. We’ll recognize your commitment by inviting you to join our Sister Mary Baptist Russell Legacy Society. We’ll recognize members in our publications, and with invitations to special events. Anonymity is always an option. For more information contact Natalie Brown, (510) 534-8540 x322 or email NatBrown@ElderCareAlliance.org.