United Way of Central Georgia, alongside Mike and Nancy Kaplan, parents of the late Merrie Kaplan, unveiled ‘The MERRIE Christmas Project’ in Merrie’s love for Christmas. The 45-year old Macon woman, Merrie Kaplan, was born with a rare genetic condition, Williams syndrome. Fitting to her name, she was known throughout central Georgia as a friendly, outgoing woman, who brought joy wherever she went. Now, her memory will bring joy across United Way of Central Georgia’s 14-county service area through ‘The MERRIE Christmas Project,’ a fundraising effort aimed at providing gifts, holiday décor, and food to families in need during the Christmas season.
The Merrie Christmas Project in the community: