4th Annual Merrick mix & mingle

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hotel metro, 2201 burns avenue

On October 12, 2017 friends of Merrick huddled up for the East Side at the Super Bowl themed 4thAnnual Merrick Mix & Mingle. More than 150 guests gathered at Hotel Metro Saint Paul to show their support for Merrick and the East Side community and enjoy tasty tailgate snacks, games and raffles, silent and live auctions, and an inspirational program highlighting Merrick’s work and impact. 

Dedication and Open House

Saturday, September 23, 2017

On September 23, 2017 Merrick’s friends, neighbors, and supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Merrick Community Center at 1669 Arcade Street North. 

Back to School Celebration 2017

Saturday, aUGUST 26, 2017
Merrick Community Center, 1669 Arcade Street North

Thanks to the generous support of the community organizations, churches, and businesses that participated in our Summer School Supplu Drive, Merrick distributed new backpacks and school supplies to 725 East Side students this year. Back to School Celebration attendees also participated in free book and produce distributions, STEM activities, crafts and games, and, of course, enjoyed a snack from the Merrick popcorn machine! 

4th annual Momentum Breakfast

Friday, May 19, 2017
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade Street North

On May 19, 2017 nearly 200 community leaders, philanthropists, and friends of Merrick came together to celebrate and build on the success of the “Merrick on the Move” capital campaign at 4th Annual Momentum Breakfast. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast from Saint Paul staple The Buttered Tin and heard powerful testimony from Merrick volunteers and program participants. Their stories demonstrate the importance of Merrick’s work to empower individuals, strengthen families, and promote independence on the East Side.

1st Annual Breakfast Scramble Golf Tournament

Friday, May 19, 2017
Phalen Park Golf Course, 1615 Phalen DrIVE

Immediately following the Momentum Breakfast, ten teams took to the course for Merrick’s 1st Annual Breakfast Scramble Golf Tournament. Player had a great time (despite the cool weather) and we look forward to hosting another tournament in 2018!  

2017 Volunteer Recognition and Awards 

Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Church of Saint Pascal Baylon, 1757 Conway Street

More than 600 Merrick volunteers and partners (we call them superheros!) served the East Side community in 2016. The annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards gives us a chance to formally thank them for their dedication. Without the support of our hardworking, devoted, and engaged volunteers our work to improve the lives of residents of the East Side of Saint Paul would not be possible.