Christmas on Merrick
Christmas on Merrick is an annual outreach effort hosted by The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York. In its 7th year, Christmas on Merrick provides us with an amazing opportunity to display compassion towards our neighbors during a time of charitable giving, remembrance and sacrifice. With the generous donations from our sponsors and congregation, we have been able to distribute toys, clothes, food and personal care items to more than 1,500 families annually.
Past sponsors for Christmas on Merrick include: City Harvest, Feed the Children, Toys R’ Us, Toys For Tots, Emblem Health and New York Mets. Media sponsors include Queens Tribune, and 1190/WLIB.
This humanitarian effort brings hope to families that are poverty-stricken, cannot afford to feed their families or provide basic necessities to their families during this holiday season.
COVID-19 and what it means for Christmas on Merrick?
Christmas on Merrick will look a little different this year due to COVID-19. The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York adheres to COVID regulations; therefore, we are limiting in person contact.
To minimize in-person contact, we request that all donations be shipped directly to the church. To ensure that families receive gifts on time, gifts should be received at the church no later than Wednesday, December 16.
The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York
110-31 Merrick Blvd. (Floyd H Flake Blvd)
Jamaica, New York 11433
Tickets will not be distributed at the church this year. To receive gifts, families MUST complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. Upon registration, Drive-thru and walk-up gift distribution options will be available for you to choose from
The registration ages are, 5-12. You will be able to register a maximum of TWO CHILDREN PER HOUSEHOLD. We apologize to those who have more than two children in your household. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate more than two children per household.
Our annual Christmas on Merrick outreach event has garnered national media attention on news outlets including, CBS, NBC, and NY1. The event was broadcast LIVE on 1190/WLIB and covered by The Press of Southeast Queens.
TO OUR SPONSORS
Target, Toys R Us, Toys4Tots, City Harvest, Jet Blue, Feed the Children, Elf Cosmetics, Royal Waste, New York Mets and 1190 WLIB/107.5 WBLS