CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Decked out in a variety of fun and festive costumes, a group of Credico volunteers donated Halloween-themed treats to the youth of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, marking Credico's inaugural reverse trick-or-treat event. The Credico team assembled 130 goody bags filled with assorted candies, trinkets and toiletries and distributed the bags to the boys and girls of Mercy Home to celebrate Halloween.
"The idea to create a reverse trick-or-treat event evolved from our desire to find a youth-focused organization that aligned with Credico's mission to encourage young entrepreneurs to become leaders in business," said Jean Broaddus, chief client services officer of Credico North America. "We wanted to do something special for kids who might not get to experience Halloween in a safe and stable environment."
Credico has previously partnered with Mercy Home for its annual Graduates' Luncheon and plans to further support the organization's mission to protect, educate and serve 600 youth each year.
"On behalf of our agency, I would like to give many thanks to our friends at Credico who came to our boys' home and brought our kids candy and toiletries," said Dee Atkins, director of corporate and volunteer relations at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
About Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls (www.mercyhome.org) has been a solution for kids in crisis since 1887. Through its residential, aftercare, and mentoring programs, Mercy Home offers a safe home, emotional healing, education, and life-changing opportunities for more than 600 young people every year. It gives children who have suffered abuse, neglect, poverty and even abandonment the therapeutic, academic and vocational support they need to heal from the traumas of their pasts and build success for their futures. Mercy Home is 99.9% privately funded and operates at three locations in Chicago – a home for boys in the West Loop neighborhood, a home for girls in Beverly, and a home for AfterCare residents in South Shore.
Founded in 1991, Credico connects internationally recognized brands with high-quality, local-market outsourced sales teams that help clients acquire new customers via retail, events, door-to-door and street market sales. Credico has quadrupled its partnerships with independent sales offices around the world over the past 10 years and has increased new customer acquisition at a generous rate year-over-year. Visit www.credico.com to learn more.
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