“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.
All you need is a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In 2008, MERCYworldwide first started with a small group of dedicated people who had BIG dreams of making a huge difference in the world. We knew that with only 42 volunteers (MERCY Ambassadors) we had to start serving small and in our own neighborhoods. We began with our first project by collecting Christmas toys for underprivileged children in Los Angeles, California. Ten years later, this one small toy drive has blossomed into hundreds of projects spanning the globe.
This modest project of collecting toys to bring joy to a few underprivileged families and children has blossomed into what we now call, MERCYworldwide’s International Toy Drive, held in cities on all six populated continents. Another signature program, called The International Day of MERCY, is a humanitarian service day in June, whereby each MERCY branch around the world meets needs of those less fortunate in their local communities. In addition, MERCY Ambassadors spearhead other projects throughout the year, including but not limited to serving the homeless through the MERCY Kitchen, serving children in orphanages, helping individuals with disabilities, visiting people with leprosy in India, blood drives, community awareness fairs in underserved communities, tutoring children in the inner city, and community beautification projects, to name only a few.
Partnerships are critical to our mission of impacting our communities. Some of the most notable partnerships have included the American Red Cross, Home Depot, Lowes, Foster Care Counts, Washington Elementary School in the Compton School District, Vestergaard, Houston’s Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, to name a few.
Your generous gift and our shared commitment will help maximize our efforts to provide relief and care to those in need throughout the world!
SERVING PEOPLE. SAVING LIVES.