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Ways to Give to Mercy
Support the Charitable Care Program
Please help provide Mercy’s seniors with innovative, holistic care that celebrates their individuality with a generous donation. Your gift to the Charitable Care fund helps continue the Sisters of Mercy tradition of caring for advanced aged seniors who were alone, had complex needs, and were no longer able to provide for themselves. Today, Mercy’s Charitable Care Program relies on donor support each month to care for Mercy residents who have outlived their resources.
To give to the Charitable Care Fund, the Staff Appreciation Fund, or an Unrestricted gift, please click "donate" above. Your donation may be designated in memory of or in honor of a loved one.
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" above. For easy reference, our tax ID is: 94-1156579.
Other Ways to Give
Support the Capital Campaign
The Mercy Revitalization Project is underway to enhance our aging campus and elevate the holistic wellness of those who call Mercy home, and of those who care for them. These upgrades will optimize both indoor and outdoor spaces for community and individual enjoyment, and ensure Mercy’s sustainability well into the future. As with our last capital campaign in the 1980s to fund the Mercy Care Center, a capital gift is a wonderful way to ensure that your contribution makes a significant difference for many decades to come.
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 will recognize your commitment by inviting you to join our Sister Mary Baptist Russell Legacy Society, in our publications, and with invitations to special events (recognition is optional). For more information contact Natalie Brown or click Legacy.
To give by mail, send to:
Mercy Retirement & Care Center
Attn: Development Department
3431 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, CA 94601
To give by IRA Distribution or Donor Advised Funds
Please instruct your financial advisor to mail your gift to the address above.
To give Appreciated Stock or Securities
Please request our Broker/Donor instruction sheet from Natalie Brown.
To give by bank transfer
Please request bank transfer instructions from Natalie Brown.
To ask questions
For questions about Matching Gifts, Employee Giving Campaigns such as United Way, or to make corporate giving or foundation grant recommendations, contact Natalie Brown.
All charitable contributions to Mercy Retirement & Care Center are tax-deductible as allowed by law (tax ID# 94-1156579).
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