UPDATE: 2020 May Luncheon SUSPENDED

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UPDATE: 2020 May Luncheon SUSPENDED

Due to the current reality, I am writing to share the news that we are forced to suspend the Annual May Luncheon scheduled for May 5, 2020.


UPDATE: 2020 May Luncheon

Due to the current reality, I am writing to share the news that we are forced to suspend the Annual May Luncheon scheduled for May 5, 2020. This decision is heartbreaking as it is our one time of the year to be all together to celebrate Mercy Connections. This event is our single largest event of the year. Not only does it bring hundreds of us together, it is critical for Mercy Connections, financially.

Generous sponsorship directly supports our programs and participants and our work continues despite these challenging times. Without missing a beat, Mercy Connections staff and exceptional volunteers are using every mode of communications to ensure connection, safety and well-being for those we serve. Many of our participants are isolated, scared, lacking resources and facing many other challenges. From those in our education programs to women recently released from prison, we are working differently and with urgency to support their needs.

Now more than ever, we are in need of generous support from the community in order to continue to be on the frontlines for the hundreds of adults we serve. If you would like to discuss your sponsorship support, please contact our Development Director, Marissa Strayer-Benton mstrayerbenton@mercyconnections.org.

We will reschedule this community celebration in better days ahead and can’t wait to be together again!

These are extraordinary times. We must stay connected, hopeful and strong. On behalf of the Mercy Connections community, thank you.

With deep gratitude,

Lisa Falcone

Executive Director


More News & Events

Mercy Marketplace returns

Shop online or in person this year. Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list and support local artisans, too. All proceeds directly support participants in the Mercy Marketplace vendor-training class.

Mercy Marketplace at ONE Market

The makers of Mercy Marketplace, a program designed to help participants sell their wares, took part in the World Market as part of the Old North End (ONE) RAMBLE Festival on July 30th, 2022. They sold books, cards, original artwork, pottery, homemade food, and more.

Mercy Connections’ Founders, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont, Honored at Annual Event

At the organization’s annual celebration on June 7th, the Sisters of Mercy were honored for their service to Vermont, including teaching and administering in schools and parishes across the state, serving on boards and in leadership positions for state agencies and non-profit service organizations, and for the founding of Mercy Connections.

Pens & Pages – back in person!

Our Pens & Pages Class has returned in person! The class itself has been offered and up and running on Zoom for the past two years. We first transitioned to online in March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic shutdown. Now, as we more fully reopen as an organization, we welcome back our students to in-person study.