My name is Mercy and while it feels like yesterday, this story started nearly 13 years ago. I was a mother of three beautiful girls, a wife and an entrepreneur when I decided it was time to be the change I had been wanting to see. For the first time in my life, I was living a prosperous life, I was blessed and I was so grateful. However, I was noticing my little girls' sense of entitlement. I was seeing children suffering as I had as a child and I was feeling a void in my soul. I was certainly in no financial position to be a philanthropist, but I knew I could make a difference. So in 2007, with three amazing girlfriends, THE EDGE Charitable Foundation was created. The EDGE grew into an organization which has impacted over 20,000 children so far. Touching young lives as far away as Africa and India to as close as my own community in South Florida. It's now been nearly 14 years and my girls are amazing young women with hearts of gold and have a wonderful perspective on life. The EDGE has evolved to include programs such as the YAC, which teaches leadership and social responsibility to youth and the Queen Bees Worldwide, which creates communities of women with like-minded hearts of service. As we look ahead, we can't help but be excited about what is next for The EDGE as we continue to grow and evolve. I hope you will join our journey!
-Mercy Hernandez, Founder