Big Red Barn – 5814 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354
Church Project – 295 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380
“I stood on a hill made of trash in a slum in Kenya and I was heartbroken for the women desperate for work. I knew I had to do something.” Kristen Welch, blogger and author came back to Montgomery County after her life-changing trip overseas in 2010 and started Mercy House Global with her family.
The non-profit funds two maternal rescue centers in Kenya, where more than 40 teen moms have had their babies. Mercy House Global also operates an online fair trade store, manages several fair trade subscription clubs with thousands of members, and maintains two retail stores in the area. All of these outlets come back to one mission- to empower women and provide dignified work in 29 countries.
Mercy House Global opened its first retail market location on 1488 in the fall of 2016 in Magnolia’s “big red barn.” This unique boutique has everything from gifts, to jewelry, to one-of-a-kind toys for children, with prices for every budget. This location also houses dozens of daily volunteers, which consist of moms and kids, homeschool and Bible study groups, etc, who help package the subscription boxes.
In 2017, Mercy House Global partnered with Church Project and opened a second retail location right next to their building, conveniently located across from the new Jane and John Dough Bakery. This location is filled with all the same product, just on a smaller scale.
Come join Mercy House Global and be a world changer! Whether you are looking for a place to volunteer with or wanting to purchase with purpose, Mercy House is the perfect community for you! Find us on Instagram or Facebook, or check out our website MercyHouseGlobal.org for more information.