Mercy is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win an American Girl doll.
One of the Sisters of Mercy at Catherine’s Residence in St. Louis was given the doll in appreciation of her ministry in the St. Louis area. The doll, “Molly,” has long brown hair and blue eyes. She comes with nine handmade outfits, including two Catholic grade school uniforms (one is for Christ the King Parish in University City), a First Communion dress and crown, five dresses and an outfit of pants, shirt and vest. She also comes with a wood and glass lighted display case with a mirrored back and a doll stand.
The Sisters are offering Molly in a raffle across Mercy’s East Communities, which includes the communities surrounding Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Washington and Jefferson. The drawing will be held at Catherine’s Residence on Aug. 19. The winner will be contacted.
Molly will be in Washington June 17-21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Mercy Hospital Washington, 901 E. Fifth St., and June 24-28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mercy Medical Building South, 901 Patients First Drive.
Raffle tickets will be sold for $2 each or six for $10. Money raised in Washington will benefit the McAuley Clinic, which serves individuals and families who cannot afford health care without assistance.
The Sisters of Mercy Charitable Fund to Help Families in Need raises money for needy families across Mercy’s East Communities. Their work, and this raffle, reflects the practices of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy.
Catherine raised money by holding bazaars and selling items donated by the community to support the charitable work of the House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland.