We have a strong passion and are led to help those less fortunate
Hi! We are Keith and Sherry McClure, co-founders of Merge Memphis. We are both full-time nurses, trying to make a difference in our communities. Merge Memphis is a faith based 501c3 non-profit in Memphis, TN. We have a strong passion and are led to help those less fortunate.
Our Goal is simple, we’re working to feed hungry people. Whether at shelters, through family food box delivery, or in the streets. We help find homes for the homeless in conjunction with partners and clothe those who need clothing by supplying clothes for shelters and individual families in the greater Memphis area.
We are currently working with Room In The Inn to house homeless women several times a month. We are continuing to try to open up a hospitality house for homeless women.
Simple, right? But we need you! Our teams consist of dozens of volunteers serving in different areas, but all with the same passion. We started forming “Teams” in October 2014, obtained our non-profit status March 2015 and have been going strong since!
we are in hopes you will join one of our teams.
The Opportunity Center
The Opportunity Center is part of the Union Mission family located in Downtown Memphis. It is a shelter that provides economical housing 45 men trying to get their life “back on the right track”. We adopted this shelter in October 2014, and we feed these men a few times a month. Through this simple act of feeding men, we have formed relationships with these men, and now they are part of our “Merge Memphis” family.
Whether by providing clothes for their clothes closet, bus passes for the men there to travel to job sites, church, or school… the Opportunity Center provides many opportunities for people to volunteer.
Little Free Pantries
In September 2016 “Little Free Pantries” were installed around Memphis designed to provide basic food items to whomever might be passing by. Ten of these are strategically located in areas of need in our city. Two of them can be found in the Orange Mount, Binghampton, South Memphis area, Desoto County communities and one is at the intersection of Getwell and Mallory.
Each week, volunteers fill these pantries with non-perishable items ensuring they’re always ready for anyone who might have need. If you’re interested in filling a pantry, donating food, or giving financially to make this a reality, we would be so appreciative, and so would our friends who lean into these food pantries to make it from week to week.
Since April 2016, every year from April to August. We work as partners with area women’s shelters and Birthright to provide the women who live there with new bras, underwear, and women specific personal items.
What can you do? Come to a party or host a party! Buy women specific items we request and bring them to the party, and have fun with friends while serving others.
Merge will then package these new items and deliver to the shelters. What a great way to help others!
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