Welcome to the 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.”



Christ Child Society of Summit Annual Rummage Sale


Thank you to all of our Members who came to help sort, price, sell, carry, etc. all the “treasures”, making this year’s Annual Christ Child Rummage Sale another great success.

The money raised will help towards the purchase of a lot of baby clothes. It was a joy to see so many members of the Summit community come through the doors of Memorial Hall and leave so happy with many treasures that they may not otherwise have been able to acquire.  There was something for everyone, from American Girl dolls, to fine china tea cups, to that special bike. 

A special thank you to co-chairs Susie Hoecker and Rikki Owens, who stepped up to help and did a fantastic job.  It was very well organized. 

This event consists of many days of fellowship, a day of essential fundraising for our organization, and community goodwill. Hopefully all our members will be able to join in our days of fun and fellowship at next year’s Rummage Sale!  We invite the community to look for our sale in late October of 2018!


Make a Difference Day

Approximately 30 attendees attended our 2nd annual Make a Difference Day on October 28, 2017. Books were donated to be added to layette bundles, and the new Pastor for St. Teresa’s, Fr. Bob, stopped by for a cup of coffee and to find out what CCS is all about.

A joyous day and thanks to the members who were able to join us for this wonderful day of fellowship!

We prepared baby clothes for packing in our layettes, worked on fleece baby blankets, and knitted tiny toppers (baby hats) on this day of service in honor of our founder, Mary Virginia Merrick. We are so proud to to be able to share this day of service with other Christ Child Society chapters around the country!


Couldn’t join us on the 28th, but want to support our “Read to Me” theme?  You can order a board book from Amazon, and it will be shipped directly to Christ Child Society.  Click here to access our “wish list”.  Thank you!



Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2017-2018




8/29 School Supplies Set up 9-11 am at Bridges

8/30 School Supplies Distribution 9am - 12pm

8/30 School Supplies Distribution 4pm - 6pm



9/7  Summit Schools Start

9/12 Board Meeting 8 am

9/27  General Membership Meeting 9:00 am Memorial Hall; De-tagging of layette inventory following mtg

9/28  Layette Assembly 8:30 - 10:30 am Memorial Hall lower level

9/29-30 National Christ Child Society Conference in Bethesda, MD



10/5 Morning Reflection with speaker Pam Robertson 9 am to 11 am at Mondo, 3rd floor, Springfield Ave

10/12 Board Meeting 8 :15 am

10/17 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

10/19 Tiny Toppers Knitting 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at 18 Highland Drive, Summit

10/21 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

10/28 National Day of Service - Make a Difference Day at Memorial Hall lower level 8:30 am -10:30 am

10/31 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am



11/2 Rummage Sale drop off 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall

11/3 Rummage Sale drop off 9 am to 12:00 pm, Memorial Hall

11/4 Rummage Sale 8 am to 2 pm, Memorial Hall

11/7 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

11/9 Layette Assembly 8:30 to 10:30 am Memorial Hall lower level

11/14 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

11/15 Board Meeting 9:30 am

11/16 General Membership Meeting 9:00 am Memorial Hall lower level

11/21 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

11/28 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am



12/5 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

12/11 Meet at St. Teresa’s 8:30 am mass (left rear side of church)

12/11 Advent Giving Tree CCS Volunteer Day 9:00am -11:00 am St. Teresa’s Church Sacristy

12/12 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

12/14 Board Meeting 8:15 am

12/19 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am



1/11 Board Meeting and Planning Session

1/25 General Membership Meeting/New Member Welcome/Bring a Friend 7 pm; location TBD



2/1 Home Mass 8:30 am  location TBD

2/7 Blankets for Babies, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Memorial Hall

2/15 Board Meeting 8:15 am



3/8 Elks Blankets for Babies Night 7:00 pm at Elks Lodge, 40 Maple Street

3/8 Board Meeting 8:15 am



4/19 Baby Shower and Mass, Memorial Hall 11:15 am

4/5 Board Meeting 8:15 am

4/26  General Membership Meeting 9:00 am, Memorial Hall Lower Level



5/3 Home Mass 8:30 am, location TBD

5/6 Layette Card Sales for Mother’s Day on the Plaza

5/10 End of Year Cocktail Party 7:00 pm, location TBD

5/17 Board Meeting 8:15 am



6/7 Board Dinner




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Knitting Angels Gathering

When: Friday, December 8th, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Home of Mary Kull 109 Maple Street, Summit

Knit, chat, and eat as we cozy up to the fire and make”Tiny Toppers” for the layettes that we give to babies in need. Sign up here.

We’re excited about starting our second full year tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians School in East Orange, NJ!  Come with us to tutor students from K through 7th grade for one hour per week.  Click here to sign up.

Next Meeting...

Date: January 25, 2018

Time: 7 pm

Location: TBD

Topics: Bring a Friend!  New member drive, Tutoring and new outreach opportunities, new layette donation program,  Knitting Angels and layette update, upcoming masses and volunteer opportunities.


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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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