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CHICAGO — Misericordia is hosting its annual Candy Days fundraisers online this week due to coronavirus.

Normally, volunteers line the streets of Chicago, collecting donations for Misericordia in exchange for small packets of Jelly Belly beans. But, for the first time ever, Misericordia is hosting the fundraiser online as a safety measure during the pandemic.

Misericordia is a Far North Side facility for people with physical and mental disabilities, providing them housing and job opportunities.

So far, the online campaign has raised about $813,000, though the organizers hope to raise $1 million. All of the money goes back to Misericordia.

Donations are open now and the campaign runs through Saturday.

You can donate online or sign up to raise money online.

People with questions can call Misericordia at 773-273-4163.

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