Fostering Compassion and Love in Richmond’s Teens

Mercy Goods is a social enterprise that is investing in the lives of teenagers in Richmond, TX and changing the lives of teens and volunteers through service.

Goods that do good. That phrase is key to the work that is done in Mercy Goods. Zach, who oversees the work done in the shop has created an environment for Richmond’s teens to come in, learn a craft, and feel loved and supported. To do this, Zach also relies on volunteers with a heart for investing in the lives of these young teens. Kara is one of those key volunteers. She came to Mercy Goods to ask about renting the space and left with a desire to minister to teen moms.

“When you walk into Mercy Goods, the ambience alone gives off compassion and love.”

At Mercy Goods everyone’s gifts and talents are unique and can be used for a greater purpose. Richmond’s teen moms can learn to make candles to be sold at Mercy Goods. They are compensated for their work and leave with a skill that can be turned into a craft to sustain themselves. Kara, while she did not come to Mercy Goods with the intent to learn more about the work we do through social enterprise stated, “when you walk into Mercy Goods, the ambience alone gives off compassion and love”.

With the work we do at Attack Poverty, we do what we do with the intent to awaken potential and provoke transformation. We believe that people and communities have gifts and talents and when those are fostered and people are empowered, they can be the change they want to see in their life and community. To be part of ending the generational cycle of poverty, get involved at one of our resource centers or donate by clicking the donate now button.


This story is an example of just one of the many lives being impacted throughout our communities. We are so greatful for your generous support and commitment to helping us break the cycle of generational poverty.