You Can Help MEP win $100,000 in the Art Van Charity Challenge

We're really excited to let you know that Mercy Education Project is part of the Art Van Charity Challenge. It's a fundraising campaign launched by Art Van Furniture benefiting many wonderful organizations – including MEP!

It starts on May 18th at 12pm ET and a total of $300,000 will be given away to organizations featured in the Challenge. The organization that raises the most will receive a $100,000 grant. There are 2nd through 10th place winners as well. Mercy Education is shooting to win the $100,000 grand prize grant. 
How You Can Help 
As passionate supporters of MEP, your support means everything to the success of this charity challenge.  Donating is great, but if you can also spread the word to your entire network, the potential for raising more money increases drastically.

All you have to do is forward this link to everyone you know who might be willing to give to help Mercy Education win one of the Challenge grants.  Tell them a personal story about your experience with Mercy Education Project – let them know the impact that even a small gift can make. There is power in our combined giving – many small gifts can add up to help change the course of history for an at-risk girl or disadvantaged woman who right now sees no hope for bettering her future. 

Every bit makes a difference, no matter how big or small. 


Media inquiries, please contact:

Susan Bresler
Director of Development & Marketing
Mercy Education Project

1450 Howard Street
Detroit, MI 48216
Phone:  (313) 963-5881
Fax:  (313) 963-0209
Email: [email protected]

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Here are some recent comments from community members, volunteers, students and others who are commenting on Mercy Education Project.

"There is no more important work being done than that of Mercy Education Project, which is helping to craft the lives of future women leaders. I am so proud to be a part of its mission and purpose. MEP deserves the support of the entire state."

Rochelle Riley, Columnist and Author
Detroit Free Press

"We can't support every good cause, but Mercy Education Project achieves such profound academic results within its small budget …its programs must be sustained.  Too many young girls and women are in need of MEP’s services – they are counting on us.”

Denise Starr, Director of Human Resources
City of Detroit