The Mercy Kindergarten merit making ceremonies closely follow tradition with only a few slight differences. Instead of winding their way down the road to their local temple, our merit makers sing and dance their way through their slum to our Mercy Kindergartens, where the temple monks await them. The community members present the money trees to the monks, who then give blessings to our kindergartens. Father Joe follows with Catholic blessings. And all the money on the trees is directed to our schools.