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See what our staff members are doing to commemorate MercyFirst’s 125 Year Anniversary through 125 Acts of Random Kindness!

RISE Program   In honor of 125 Acts of Random Kindness staff from our RISE Program are requesting donations for North Shore Animal League and The Guide Dog Foundation. The goal is 125 donations for our furry friends!

RISE Program

In honor of 125 Acts of Random Kindness staff from our RISE Program are requesting donations for North Shore Animal League and The Guide Dog Foundation. The goal is 125 donations for our furry friends!

Birth Parent Advocates   Jackie Smallwood lead a team of birth parent advocates to put together small bags of toiletries to give to our birth parents at the end of our trainings or whenever needed. And we will provide birth mothers, whose children were being trial discharged, with new household items.

Birth Parent Advocates

Jackie Smallwood lead a team of birth parent advocates to put together small bags of toiletries to give to our birth parents at the end of our trainings or whenever needed. And we will provide birth mothers, whose children were being trial discharged, with new household items.

Fiscal Department   Collected loose change to fill 125 Easter eggs for youth in our community residence! The staff also filled Easter baskets to give out along with yummy treats!

Fiscal Department

Collected loose change to fill 125 Easter eggs for youth in our community residence! The staff also filled Easter baskets to give out along with yummy treats!


Development Department   Will be sharing 125 social media posts to celebrate our anniversary!

Development Department

Will be sharing 125 social media posts to celebrate our anniversary!

RISE Program   The team made 125 PB&J sandwiches for two local food banks. We will be continuing to this on an ongoing monthly basis!

RISE Program

The team made 125 PB&J sandwiches for two local food banks. We will be continuing to this on an ongoing monthly basis!

Merrick Group Home   Youth are making thank you cards for the Saint Albans Veterans Home.

Merrick Group Home

Youth are making thank you cards for the Saint Albans Veterans Home.


Merrick Group Home Staff   Help the RISE Program in their efforts to support the North Shore Animal league and the Guide Dog Foundation with donations.

Merrick Group Home Staff

Help the RISE Program in their efforts to support the North Shore Animal league and the Guide Dog Foundation with donations.

Merrick Group Home   Residents created an Acts of Kindness Tree. Every time they fill the tree it will be considered one act of kindness. Our goal is to complete as many trees as possible!

Merrick Group Home

Residents created an Acts of Kindness Tree. Every time they fill the tree it will be considered one act of kindness. Our goal is to complete as many trees as possible!

East Massapequa Group Home   The staff at the East Massapequa Group Home are creating a garden to give back to the community. The goal is to donate 125 vegetables to local food pantries and homeless shelters.

East Massapequa Group Home

The staff at the East Massapequa Group Home are creating a garden to give back to the community. The goal is to donate 125 vegetables to local food pantries and homeless shelters.


Merrick Group Home   Merrick Residents filled their second tree with 50 Acts of Kindness!

Merrick Group Home

Merrick Residents filled their second tree with 50 Acts of Kindness!

Merrick Group Home   Merrick Residents made thank you cards for staff in the fiscal department who provided them with special Easter treats!

Merrick Group Home

Merrick Residents made thank you cards for staff in the fiscal department who provided them with special Easter treats!

RISE Program   After collecting donations for The Guide Dog Foundation, the RISE Program received a visit from Barbara, a 16-month old guide dog in training and her puppy raiser Bill!

RISE Program

After collecting donations for The Guide Dog Foundation, the RISE Program received a visit from Barbara, a 16-month old guide dog in training and her puppy raiser Bill!


125 Anniversary Wave Wall Mural   A "wave" of Hands symbolizing the Hands that help all of the children and families over our 125 years.

125 Anniversary Wave Wall Mural

A "wave" of Hands symbolizing the Hands that help all of the children and families over our 125 years.

125 Days of Giving   Senior Staff have decided to give away 125 gift cards to 125 staff over the next 125 days!

125 Days of Giving

Senior Staff have decided to give away 125 gift cards to 125 staff over the next 125 days!

Yarn for Youth   Human Resources donated more than $100 dollars to purchase yarn for youth in our START With Hope Program who loved knitting hats for babies.

Yarn for Youth

Human Resources donated more than $100 dollars to purchase yarn for youth in our START With Hope Program who loved knitting hats for babies.


125 Aromatherapy Sachets   125 sachets were made for the Art Therapy Department's art show. Attendees were invited to create their very own "aromatherapy" blends using dried rose buds, lemon peel, cinnamon sticks and lavender. They also had the option of placing an intention inside of the sachet so that when they took a deep breath of the soothing scent, they could be reminded of their mantra. Intention words included "PEACE" "BALANCE" "COURAGE" "FRIENDSHIP" and "HARMONY".

125 Aromatherapy Sachets

125 sachets were made for the Art Therapy Department's art show. Attendees were invited to create their very own "aromatherapy" blends using dried rose buds, lemon peel, cinnamon sticks and lavender. They also had the option of placing an intention inside of the sachet so that when they took a deep breath of the soothing scent, they could be reminded of their mantra. Intention words included "PEACE" "BALANCE" "COURAGE" "FRIENDSHIP" and "HARMONY".

START Program   Since February, Shelter Rock church has visited our START program, on campus, monthly, and provided them with music and testimony, in Spanish, and has led them in prayer. Our ARK is engaging in 125 prayers, which was a goal easily met during our first monthly meeting.

START Program

Since February, Shelter Rock church has visited our START program, on campus, monthly, and provided them with music and testimony, in Spanish, and has led them in prayer. Our ARK is engaging in 125 prayers, which was a goal easily met during our first monthly meeting.

Mother-Baby Program   Staff from our Mother-Baby program collected items to donate to the families affected by the storm in the Bahamas.

Mother-Baby Program

Staff from our Mother-Baby program collected items to donate to the families affected by the storm in the Bahamas.