Mercy HealthCare Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing support to CHI Mercy Health with supplemental funding for capital and program needs essential to the hospital’s growth and development. The foundation is responsible for programs such as Sack’Em and the Festival of Trees.

The “For Mercy’s Sake Sack’Em” program is one of our annual fundraisers. People pledge an amount for each sack made by the Valley City State Viking’s and the Valley City High School Hi-Liner’s quarterbacks. All funds raised go toward the recruitment of medical providers. It is a time-consuming and expensive task to recruit, however it is vital to sustaining the quality of health care in Valley City and the surrounding area.

The “Festival of Trees” takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving. It is an elegant evening of twinkling Christmas lights and gorgeous Christmas trees. An extensive hors d’oeuvres buffet is served. There is a silent auction of many donated items. The evening centers on a live auction of at least 10 fully decorated Christmas trees, some wreaths and a travel package. The evening is put on completely by volunteers.