Holiday Share Toy Distribution

Help brighten the holidays for families struggling with poverty on Saint Paul’s East Side and contribute to this year’s Holiday Share Toy Distribution!

Now through December 11, Merrick is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children and teens. Toys can be dropped off at the Merrick Community Center (1669 Arcade Street North, Suite 4), Monday-Friday between 9:00 and 4:00. To schedule a toy drop off, please contact Brandon Griffin at bgriffin@merrickcs.org or 651-219-5557.

Interested in hosting a donation drive at your neighborhood or at your workplace? We can provide all the materials that you need. Contact Brandon Griffin at bgriffin@merrickcs.org or 651-219-5557 for more information.  

Monetary donations to the Holiday Share are also welcome.

Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the 2016 Holiday Share event!

help volunteer at the Holiday share

Holiday Distribution Volunteers
An opportunity to help provide a happy holiday to over 700 families during Merrick’s two-day Holiday Share celebration. Opportunities range from wrapping presents for families to assisting families in shopping for toys. Opportunities include:

Saturday, December 16thor Monday, December 18th
*8:30a – 1p or 12:30p – 4p
*All distributions take place at the Merrick Community Center, located at 1669 Arcade Street North, Suite 4 in Saint Paul.

Holiday Phone Bank Volunteers
We need your help enrolling families to receive gifts and emergency supplies this holiday season. In partnership with the Salvation Army, Merrick is looking for dedicated volunteers to help for the following days:

Monday, November 13th or Tuesday, November 14th
*8:30a – 1p or 12:30p – 4p

*All Phone Bank opportunities take place at the Salvation Army, located at 2445 Prior Avenue North in Roseville.

Holiday Workshop Volunteers
Each year, Merrick receives thousands of toys from our dedicated supporters, which need to be sorted and organized for delivery to East Side Saint Paul families. A great group volunteer opportunity for groups of 6-12 employees, taking place at the Merrick Community Center on:

Monday, December 11th - Thursday, December 14th
*8:30a – 1p or 12:30p – 4p

*All distributions take place at the Merrick Community Center, located at 1669 Arcade Street North, Suite 4 in Saint Paul.

Looking for help this holiday season?

Merrick will start taking registrations for the Holiday Share Toy Distribution on
Wednesday, November 8th through Friday, December 8th.

All registrants will be notified of their Holiday Share Toy Distribution appointment by
Monday, December 11th. 

NOTE: Space is limited and dependent on donations, please register your family as early as possible.