Spring / Summer 2021 e-Newsletter



The Annual Walk for AIDS - Spring 2022!


House of Mercy’s 28th Annual Walk for AIDS will be celebrated in Spring 2022. Due to the continuing effects and uncertainty of COVID-19, House of Mercy has decided to wait until Spring 2022 and then do an in-person event live at Stowe Park in Belmont. Our live event at Stowe Park will have sign-up slots for maintaining attendance to ensure COVID-19 safety measure protocols are in place. We are adding a “kickoff” with our high-level sponsor Chick-Fil-A Belmont, some live program segments from your neighborhoods, and Stowe Park. Be ready for some games and contests with awards, prizes, and much more...

House of Mercy needs your help in making this event an impactful and successful one to help continue to fund its mission for those living with HIV/AIDS. Help us reach our $80,000 goal this year with the 30-team challenge in honor of our

30th Anniversary. Start or join a team. Become a sponsor and promote your organization for an amazing cause.

Registration, team signups, and sponsorships will open in 2022. @ thehouseofmercy.org/walk



Teams and Sponsors Needed for the 2022 Walk for AIDS



Residence Wish List

The House of Mercy always needs various additional items. You can help by delivering items to 304 McAuley Circle in Belmont on the Sisters of Mercy Campus. Please call 704-825-3000 and let our staff know, and they will arrange a no-contact drop off with you.


You can choose items we need at AmazonSmile by following this link http://bit.ly/HOMWISHES for more ideas or by clicking the button below.



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The Wright Lady Mary Wright may be a woman whose name isn’t found in history books or on social media like most pioneers. Where you will find her name is written on the hearts of hundreds of persons living with HIV/AIDS who called House of Mercy their home over the past thirty (30) years. In the mid-late 1980’s when the virus was becoming an epidemic, the HIV/AIDS stigma was at its height. Hospitals and hospice homes were not admitting those with HIV/AIDS to take on a new global pandemic just like we are currently in at the moment (COVID-19). It was Sister Mary Wright of the Sisters of Mercy who was faced with a task of stepping up where our medical care professionals hadn’t moved forward in time.

As the founder of House of Mercy and first President and CEO, Mary Wright provided a home for persons living with HIV/AIDS who needed hospice care. From corporate professionals to the homeless, House of Mercy served as a home to everyone. Mary tears up when she reminisces about the great friendships and family made at House of Mercy. Mary says, “We all ate together and “broke bread” at the dinner table at House of Mercy. This truly was the Eucharist. We shared laughs and were family. We did everything together.” For some, the only family they ever had was at House of Mercy. Mary continued, “at the end of the day, we are all the same. Never. Judge. Anyone. Our motto at House of Mercy was to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God from Micah 6:8 and my prayer is that it will continue to be the guiding principles for all decisions.” -Mary Wright, Founder of the House of Mercy. Our motto at House of Mercy was to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God from Micah 6:8 and my prayer is that it will continue to be the guiding principles for all decisions.” -Mary Wright, Founder of the House of Mercy.