The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will be the beneficiary of the Jazzin’ on Jackson fundraiser to be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center, 2045 Constance St., New Orleans.

Mercy Endeavors Senior Center provides low-income seniors with daily recreational activities, two daily meals, transportation to medical appointments, case manager services and more. It is raising money to build a facility at Jackson Avenue and Rousseau Street, on a parcel donated by the Jamie Coleman family in 2009.

Phillip Manuel will be the featured performer at Jazzin’ on Jackson, and there will be a silent auction along with food and drink. In 2014, $55,000 was raised toward the new and larger senior center. Tickets for this year’s event are $50 per person and can be purchased at e