Merrick Community Services needs your support to continue helping children, families and seniors struggling with poverty on Saint Paul’s East Side.

We have been working in partnership with Saint Paul’s East Metro since 1908. We look forward to continuing to serve the community and working together to improve the lives of the residents by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and promoting their independence! Learn more about the numerous programs and services that we provide.

Your donation can inspire hope and create opportunities for a brighter future for children, families and seniors.

Donations to our nonprofit organization are tax deductible. Our tax ID is 41-0693851.

Make a Financial Contribution

Merrick Community Services needs your support to continue helping children, families and seniors struggling with poverty on Saint Paul’s East Side.

Thank you! We appreciate your generosity!

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Employer Gift Matching

Employee matching gifts or funds are grants an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Usually associated with corporate grantmakers, employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Some companies may also give matching gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts.

Procedures vary with each company. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers. They usually can get more information about their matching gift benefits from their human resources department.

  1. Ask your company’s human resource office, personnel department or community relations office if your company has a matching gift program.
  2. If so, ask for a matching gift form and follow the instructions on the form when you make your donation.
  3. Then, when you make a donation to Merrick Community Services, your company will also make a gift, in some cases, double the amount of your gift.  

To learn more, contact Brandon Griffin at or call 651-771-9339

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Donate Items

  • Nonperishable Food Items
  • Toys (for all ages)
  • Holiday Gifts (for older children)
  • Clothing
    • Coats (new or clean & gently used)
    • Winter hats, mittens or boots (new)

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Volunteer Your Time or Talent

There are many ways to support MCS. Volunteering your time and talents are another way to help our organization. Check the link below to see all of the ways to get involved.


Become a Board Member

Learn how you can help Merrick meet the needs of our neighbors to ensure a healthier and more secure East Saint Paul community for all. If you are looking for a way to make a meaningful difference for our community, I hope you will seriously consider joining Merrick’s talented and committed board of directors.

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Planned Giving

Merrick Community Services has been operating on Saint Paul’s East Side since 1908, and we continue to serve the needs of the most vulnerable communities on the East Side through our self-sufficiency and stability-focused programs.  An planned gift is a way to continue your legacy on Saint Paul’s East Side – helping both the young and old to have a stable and independent life.

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Special Giving Opportunities

Learn more about the numerous programs and services that Merrick Community Services provides to the residents of St. Paul’s East Side and how your giving can benefit the community.

Holiday Share
Food Shelf Partner
Merrick Food Drives