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.

The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral opened its doors Tuesday for its 3rd Annual "Christmas on Merrick" celebration. 

Queens Native LL Cool J Helps Church Hand Out Food, Clothing & Presents To Families In Need

CBS New York

“Nothing more important than remembering where you came from. A lot times people forget that,” he told CBS2’s Scott Rapoport

The church works with a number of organizations including Feed the Children, a nonprofit that provides life essentials to the needy, and Toys for Tots, the toy based charity founded by U.S. Marines.

L.L. Cool J. and Fat Joe Give Back to Communities

Fox 5 New York

They say the numbers don't lie and here in Jamaica the numbers are no laughing matter. 9% are unemployed and more than 22% of households make less than $25,000 a year. It makes handouts such as this on a holiday such as Christmas all that more important.

The Spirit Of Giving Is Alive On Merrick

Queens Press

‘Tis the season to help those in need and Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York is getting in the spirit a few days early this year. 

Greater Allen Brings Christmas to Merrick Blvd

Queens Tribune

The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Church, one of the faith-based staples in the Southeast Queens community, spent Monday morning giving back to their community and to the families that need it most borough-wide...

Hundreds Line Up At Queens Church To Receive Gifts For Needy Children

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It was a striking display of need and an even greater display of generosity Monday morning as hundreds of people lined up at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Church in Jamaica, Queens.

'Christmas on Merrick' Spreads Holiday Cheer to Thousands

TWC News NY1

Thousands of people lined up to receive free presents at the Church's 2nd Annual Christmas on Merrick celebration.

"I'm gonna get a present!" said one kid.


Many came together at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Church on Merrick Blvd. to make sure those in need received the Merry Christmas they so deserved. 

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