On Wednesday, November 27, Whitney Mercilus, Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack, and Mercilus’ foundation WithMerci presented the 4th Annual Give WithMerci at Texas Children’s Hospital. Mercilus, along with his teammates, gathered plates of food and gave them out to the families who were in the hospital.

“I can’t believe this is our 4th year because this is one of my favorite WithMerci events. I couldn’t imagine having to spend the holidays in the hospital, so if bringing Thanksgiving dinner provides a little bit of hope to these children, I am all for it. I started the WithMerci Foundation because I love working with children, and I’ve developed a passion to help families and underprivileged children with disabilities and special needs. This holiday season is important that we remember that it is not the amount of time or money we give, rather it is the outpouring of love portrayed in our giving. It warms my heart to know that through our efforts, these children and their families will enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal that they may have not otherwise received,” said Mercilus.


Check out the interview with Whitney Mercilus below:



Interview By: Jasmin Urquiza Montiel

Feature Photo: Jasmin Urquiza Montiel