On July 31, 2014 the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation celebrated the grand opening of Merrick Hall. Merrick Hall is located on the campus of Northern Children’s Services in Philadelphia, PA and offers new permanent housing for homeless teenage mothers and their children.
The relationship between Northern Children’s Services and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation began back in 2004 when the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football team built a beautiful playground on the campus. Throughout the last decade and beyond the partnership has continued – culminating in JBJ Soul Foundation’s support of the renovation of Merrick Hall.
“From day one on the campus of Northern Children’s Services some ten years ago, I marveled at the history and hidden beauty of that old building – Merrick Hall,” stated Jon Bon Jovi, Chairman of the JBJ Soul Foundation. “When this project came about, it was a natural fit for us to provide one of the lead donations for this building. It is wonderful to see it now fully restored to glory and in use for such a purposeful cause – addressing the needs of young mothers in this community.”
For more information on Northern Children’s Services visit http://www.northernchildren.org
Ribbon Cutting at the Merrick Hall Grand Opening Celebration
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