South Siders can shop early for Christmas treats or add something special to their Thanksgiving feasts at the Misericordia Christmas Pop-up Shop, Fri., Nov. 18, 12 to 5 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 19. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., both days, the shop is hosted by 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea
Baked goods and other treats made by more than 80 residents include Misericordia’s Hearts & Flour Bakery signature brownie hearts, plus a variety of breads (including the ever-popular Irish Soda), fudge and peppermint bark, toffee, caramel and Cajun crunch, pretzel trees and spiced pecans. In addition, boxes of Christmas cards featuring artwork by residents will be available.
Misericordia Heart of Mercy is home to more than 600 children and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Its Outreach Program offers a variety of services and activities for another 150 families. Regarded as a national model, Misericordia provides a full continuum of care, as well as residential placement, work opportunities, and therapy and recreational programs.