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.”



Annual School Supplies Drive


The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach, Inc. partnered for the seventh year to provide Summit students eligible for free- and reduced-price lunch program with new school supplies before the start of the 2017-18 school year.


This year 335 students each received approximately $81 worth of school supplies and a new backpack.  School supplies distributed were based on the schools’ requested lists of supplies, by grade.  Parents were therefore able to direct funds — that otherwise would have been used for school supplies — toward necessities such as food and rent.


“The children are so excited about selecting their new school supplies, and the parents are grateful,” said Sally Golding of The Christ Child Society and co-chair of the event.

This spring, the Christ Child Society held a collection drive in Summit schools and St. Teresa’s Church. Bridges collected supplies over the summer. In addition, a portion of the school supplies were purchased using grants through the generosity of the Summit Area Public Foundation and the Summit Luminary Fund. 
“It is difficult for many families in Summit to afford the high cost of their children’s school supplies. It is wonderful how the community pulls together to help give these children what they need for a fresh start to the new school year,” said Sally Golding and Jane Murphy, CCS Co-Chairs.


Christ Child Society Scholarships Awarded to

Two Summit High School Seniors

Pictured above (L to R): CCS President Margaret Strong, committee member Bev Luehs, CCS Scholarship recipients Jonathan Banks and Danielle Medina, and committee members Leslie Drummond, Maura Perier, and Jackie Browne.


The Christ Child Society of Summit awarded  scholarships to two Summit residents attending Summit High School—Jonathan Banks and Danielle Medina—who each displayed academic achievement and worked or volunteered with  children throughout their high school years.
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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

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



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

10/12 Board Meeting 8 :15 am

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



11/1 Home Mass 8:30 am, location TBD

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

11/15 Board Meeting 8:15 am

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



12/4 Advent Giving Tree CCS Volunteer Day 9:00am -11:00 am St. Teresa’s Sacristy; Meet at 8:30 mass before

12/14 Board Meeting 8:15 am



1/11 Board Meeting and Planning Session

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



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




We’re excited about starting our second 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.


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