The Soka University of America swim team took a break from their taper training this week to volunteer at the Mercy Warehouse thrift store in Laguna Niguel, Calif. The Lions spent the evening sorting through tax-deductible donations of unwanted goods, clothing, and furniture while organizing them onto the shelves to be sold.
This was SUA swimming's opportunity to give back to the community while working with the Mercy Warehouse thrift store. Through donations and sales, Mercy Warehouse provides food for over 1,000 people weekly. They fund monthly donations to Mexico, Los Angeles, and Santa Ana, as well as helping to supply several other local food banks.
"Part of our mission and the NAIA's mission is to lead a contributive life, and develop global citizens through servant leadership," said head coach Adam Crossen. "Working with Mercy Warehouse is a great opportunity for us to give back to those in need and also help us grow outside of the pool."
The Mercy Warehouse is a volunteer-run organization that takes in tax-deductible donations of unwanted goods, clothing, and furniture. The thrift store is open every day, and the profits generated from the store are used to purchase food for needy families both in our own area and abroad. Many members of the community give countless hours every week towards seeing the mission of The Mercy Warehouse fulfilled. The organization gives away food to anyone who needs it on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 to 2:00 PM and on Mondays from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact The Mercy Warehouse at [email protected]