The Merrie Christmas Project

We are in the process of transitioning to a new software system and unfortunately unable to accept online donations during the transition period. You are welcome to make a contribution by check by mailing it to our office at: 577 Mulberry Street, Suite 1600 Macon, GA 31201 Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please feel free to reach out to a CFCG staff member at 478-750-9338 if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Nancy and Mike Kaplan created The Merrie Christmas Project in loving memory of their daughter Merrie Kaplan. Merrie was born with a rare genetic condition, Williams syndrome, yet she lived life to the fullest. She was a huge fan of her beloved University of Georgia Bulldogs, collected friendships of all ages, doted on animals, and from a young age loved Santa Claus and everything the Christmas season is about. Fitting to her name, she was known locally as an outgoing woman who wore a big smile, and whenever entering a room, she always brought happiness and joy. Now, in Merrie’s memory, her joy will continue throughout the area every holiday season. The Merrie Christmas Project helps families and children experience a Christmas who otherwise would not. The program provides food, holiday decorations, and gifts to families in need.