In 2007, we first started with a small group of people who had BIG dreams of making a huge difference in the world. We knew that with only 42 volunteers, we had to start serving small and in our own neighborhoods. Webegan our first project by collecting Christmas toys for underprivileged children in Los Angeles, California. Now just seven years later, we are happy to say that this project has become one of our largest annual events which we named, MERCYWORLDWIDE International Toy Drive! Our locations have also grown from just one MERCY branch based in Los Angeles to 40 MERCYWORLDWIDE branches located all around the globe! In addition, we currently have nearly 3,500 dedicated volunteers in 26 different nations, and counting!
MERCYWORLDWIDE is a faith-based International Human Service Organization, spread throughout six continents. MERCY is the acronym for “Maximizing Efforts for Relief Care and Youth.” We Maximize Efforts by partnering with national and international organizations and work through our volunteers and staff members to help provide Relief and Care to those in underdeveloped conditions, with a special focus on Youth. MERCYWORLDWIDE is an ever-growing base of talented, dedicated and spirited volunteers, which we call “MERCY Ambassadors.” They are our representatives who are extending MERCY to those in need in their respective communities.
Another one of our largest annual events is MERCYWORLDWIDE’s International Day of MERCY. The International Day of MERCY focuses on meeting the needs of those less fortunate in the community of each MERCY branch location. There are also other ongoing programs throughout the year which many of our MERCY branches participate in, such as, serving in orphanages and helping individuals with disabilities. MERCYWORLDWIDE looks forward to a brighter future as our number of MERCY Ambassadors, MERCY branches, and MERCY programs and projects continue to grow and flourish throughout the world!