Their goal is simple, they want to feed the hungry in Memphis.
Merge Memphis co-founders Keith and Sherry McClure have a strong drive to help Memphians in need. Primarily, Merge Memphis works to feed hungry people, whether it is through a family food box delivery, at shelters, or in the streets. Additionally, Merge Memphis, with the help of partners, strives to find homes and clothes for the homeless.
Their faith-based organization, a 501c3 non-profit, is supported through donations and volunteers. Additionally, the group hosts events and galas to support their ongoing projects. Most recently, Merge Memphis has started working on a women’s shelter titled the Merging Bridge.
We seek to provide help and hope for homeless across the Memphis area.
– Co-founder Sherry McClure
The Merging Bridge will be a live-work facility complete with a bakery, coffeeshop and bistro. The women living in the shelter will work alongside Merge Memphis representatives, such as McClure, and volunteers. The Merging Bridge will strive to give women support and a plan to get out of poverty.
To support their new facility, Merge Memphis will host a winter gala titled the Winter Festival of Lights. Each ticket sale will help turn on a light for a homeless women in the community.
- When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm
- Where: 409 S.Main
- Food & drinks: Dinner and drinks will be provided
- Activities: A silent auction
- What to bring: Bring 10 non-perishable items with you and receive 2 special raffle tickets!
All proceeds from the event will go toward the Merging Bridge’s building fund.