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Christ Child Society of Summit


The life of a child is a promise for the future, but for many children their future is at risk. Christ Child Society volunteers reach out to teach, motivate, clothe and care for children in their communities through the initiative of Challenging Poverty: One Child at a Time.


We invite you to view our site and find out more about the society founded by Mary Virginia Merrick and her vision that “the personal element brings true charity to life.”



In Memoriam...


Nettie L. DeSantis (nee Lamattina), 91, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on Friday, October 2, 2015; a day so cherished – her wedding anniversary.


Nettie’s daughter, Marianne is a long standing member of the Summit chapter of the Christ Child Society, and the family has kindly requested that in lieu of flowers, friends consider making a donation to the Christ Child Society of Summit, P.O Box 125 Summit, NJ 07092-0125.  Donations can also be made on line (click here).


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Christ Child Society

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7th Annual Rummage Sale


Despite the blustery weather, our 7th Annual Rummage Sale on October 3, 2015 benefitted our donors, shoppers, and most importantly, the children we serve. Although outside temperatures may have been cold, our hearts were warmed by the child who got to pick out a special toy, the young parents buying their first rocking chair, and the volunteers who went above and beyond to make sure furniture made it to a loving home.  Proceeds go to fund our programs for children in need, including our layette program, our School Supplies program and our Christ Child Society Scholarship.



Thank you to all of our members who volunteered over three days, and to our friends and supporters for donating their “treasures” to the sale.  We gratefully acknowledge the support we receive from St. Teresa of Avila in Summit without which our Annual Rummage Sale would not be such a success. 


Start saving your treasures for next year’s sale!



National Christ Child Society Conference


The NCCS Conference was held on September 25th and 26th in Bethesda, Maryland, home of the National office.  The theme of this year’s conference was”Empowering Our Leaders: Telling Our Story.” Saturday night’s mass at Blessed Sacrament, the parish of Mary Virginia Merrick, was celebrated by Rev. Msgr. John Enzler, President and CEO of Catholic Charities in Washington, DC.  Monsignor had just spent time with Pope Francis during his visit to DC a few days prior to the conference.  See the video links below for Monsignor’s homily, and for the Keynote address by Julie Francavilla, Former Seattle KIRO TV anchor, Catholic and Communications expert, on how to communicate more effectively with key audiences using new NCCS branding and key communications/leadership principles.

Msgr. Enzler:


Keynote Address:


Annual School Supplies Drive


For the seventh consecutive year, the Christ Child Society of Summit (CCS) and Bridges Outreach, Inc. partnered to provide Summit students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches with a new backpack and school supplies before the start of the new school year.

This year’s program saw 353 students receive approximately $81 worth of supplies and a new backpack. School supplies distributed varied by grade, and were based on the schools’ requested lists of supplies. 


The program enables parents of the children to direct resources that otherwise would have been used for school supplies toward necessities such as food and rent.Read more...


Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2015-2016



9/1 School Supplies Set-Up 9:00
9/2 School Supplies Dist. 9-12
9/3 School Supplies Dist. 4-6
9/17 Board Meeting

9/18 Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall
9/25-27 National Conference

9/30 General Meeting, 9:00 am in Memorial Hall, lower level

10/1 Rummage Sale donations accepted at Memorial Hall 12:00 - 7:30 pm

10/2 Rummage Sale donations accepted at Memorial Hall 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

10/3 Rummage Sale in Memorial Hall 8am - 2pm
10/15 Board Meeting

10/24 St. Ann’s Literacy Center Volunteering 11:00-1:30 (meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot to carpool)

10/27 Morning of Reflection, St. Joseph’s Shrine, Gillette, NJ 9:30 amó11:00 am

10/30 Tiny Toppers knitting group at Wool and Grace 9:00-10:30 am

11/12 Board Meeting

11/13 Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall
11/18 General Meeting 9 am in Memorial Hall, lower level

12/1 Home Mass
12/10 Board Meeting

1/7 Board Meeting
1/14 General Meeting 7:00pm (location TBD)
1/21 Planning Meeting

1/22 Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

2/3 Blankets for Babies
2/9 Home Mass
2/11 Board Meeting

3/10 Board Meeting

3/11 Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

4/7 Baby Shower Mass and Luncheon 11:15 am

4/8  Post Baby Shower Inventory de-tagging 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall
4/21 Board Meeting
4/27 General Meeting in Memorial Hall, Lower level 9:00 am

5/1 Layette Card Sales on Plaza
5/3 Home Mass

5/6 Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall
5/12 Year End Cocktail Party 7 pm 
5/19 Board Meeting

6/14 Board Meeting


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Next Meeting...

Date: November 18, 2015

Time: 9:00 am

Place: Memorial Hall - Lower Level, Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ

Topics: New outreach opportunities, rummage sale recap, Blankets for Babies.  Coffee available at 8:45 am.

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What do you give to that person in your life that has everything?  How about a donation to the Christ Child Layette program with a Layette Card? Donations are often given in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or in memory of a loved one.
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Click here  to become a member of the Christ Child Society of Summit and join a group of women dedicated to having a positive and immediate impact on the lives of local children in need.  Your dues directly support our programs for children.

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