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Merion Mercy is running daily events, which will culminate in the "Night for the Nations" mixer to raise money for "The Mercy Girl Effect." This year, students will focus their fundraising efforts to support women in developing nations around the world. Each grade level plus faculty and staff focus on a different country: The freshmen support the people of the Philippines; sophomores, Kenya; juniors, Panama; seniors, Lebanon; and the faculty and staff support Haiti.
The MMA community has been involved in "The Mercy Girl Effect," a project combining the efforts of Mercy schools across the nation, for several years. Together, the 12-15 Mercy schools collaborate to improve the quality of life for females in developing nations with a special emphasis on girls and education. "The Mercy Girl Effect" gives young women worldwide opportunities they would not have otherwise had, and all from the dedication, service, and fundraising efforts of their peers half a world away.
In recent years, the MMA students helped to raise money to build a library in Kenya, schools in Cambodia and South Sudan, and hut-houses for refugees in Nigeria (once the children had housing, they could get an address and were then eligible to enroll at the local school).