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Simplify Healthcare supports Maker’s Merci in partnering with Loaves & Fishes Community Services to help those impacted by COVID-19

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Simplify Healthcare is proud to support its not-for-profit affiliate, Maker’s Merci, in donating $10k towards COVID-19 relief efforts. Partnering with Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Maker’s Merci aims to provide food and other necessities to those who are most impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, including hourly workers, the homeless, and the elderly.

Backed by Simplify Healthcare, Maker’s Merci is a non-profit organization that primarily focuses on food assistance, education support and training, healthcare services support, and filling gaps in elderly and orphan care.

Given the health and economic crises created by the COVID-19 pandemic, more of our neighbors need support than ever before.

Loaves & Fishes is a leading community service committed to providing food and support to those in need. Maker’s Merci has partnered with the NGO to ensure the struggling families have access to all the necessities and resources they need to overcome the hunger and other problems during these unprecedented times.

“Given the fortunate position we are in, we feel an obligation to support those who have experienced personal tragedy as a result of this pandemic. We are delighted to partner with Loaves & Fishes Community Services. This is a terrific organization who works hard every day and has such a meaningful impact supporting those most in need in our local community.” Mohammed Vaid, Founding Patron, Maker’s Merci

“We appreciate the support we have received recently from a number of people in our community. We are grateful for your generosity.” – Mike Havala, CEO, Loaves & Fishes Community Services


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Driven by values and fueled by a passion for creating a better and sustainable world, Maker’s Merci is an initiative that alleviates poverty and delivers vital services, relief, and support to those in crisis.

The organization helps via donations or collaborates with volunteers and partners to spread smiles and help those in need. Its initiatives primarily focus on food assistance, education support and training, healthcare services support, and filling gaps in elderly and orphan care.

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Loaves & Fishes Community Services began in a church closet serving eight families. Thirty-six years later, the organization is helping nearly 20,000 individuals each year, providing healthy food and impactful programs for self-sufficiency. Clients receive a good variety of food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and eggs.

The Loaves & Fishes CARES programs help clients become self-sufficient through a variety of opportunities including resource meetings, public benefits, emergency assistance, car donations, Vita tax preparation, job readiness, computer classes, budget and credit classes, and Moving Up, a 16-session intensive to help clients overcome barriers so they can become self-sufficient.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services serves DuPage County and parts of Will County. They also have a satellite location at the Compass Church in Bolingbrook, IL.

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