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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.”



annual school supplies drive kicks off in june!


The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach will again partner, for the seventh consecutive year, to collect next year’s school supplies for the approximately 500 Summit Public School children in need. 

During the week of June 1-5, collection bins will be located throughout Summit, including:
- The main offices of all Summit public schools
- The entrances to St. Teresa’s Church and Memorial Hall
- 36 Woodland Avenue
Residents can help by donating some of the following new items: 
- Binders (1”, 2”, and 3”)
- Three-hole Pencil Cases
- Subject Dividers
- Two-Pocket Folders
- Marble Composition Books 
- Loose Leaf Paper (wide and college ruled)
- Spiral Notebooks (wide and college ruled)
- Eight-Pack Colored Pencils or Thin Markers
- #2 Pencils and Erasers,
- Pens (Blue, Black & Red)
- Highlighters 
- 3” x 5” lined Note cards
- Glue Sticks
“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.

In August of 2014, the CCS and Bridges provided 385 elementary, middle, and high school children in Summit, eligible for free or reduced lunch, with new backpacks and school supplies.  Parents were able to take the financial resources that would have been used for school supplies to pay for food, rent, and other necessities.
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Kendalís Donation
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Some wonderful children have recently helped the Christ Child Society in meaningful ways:  An Oak Knoll School brownie troop made adorable fleece blankets for us, and also donated enough layette items for nearly 5 complete layettes!  In addition, another little girl, Kendal, wanted to put her communion gifts to good use, and so chose to use some of the money received to purchase layette items for the Christ Child Society to donate to babies in need at local hopsitals.  Thank you to all of these generous and kindhearted young ladies!


Christ Child Society 9th Annual Baby Shower 


Thank you to our members and friends for joining us at our

  Annual Baby Shower on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Thank you for your support!


We received many beautiful and generous gifts to help us provide layettes to babies in need.

It’s not too late to make a donation! To donate, CLICK HERE to pay online, or you may mail a check to Christ Child Society of Summit, P.O. Box 125, Summit, NJ  07902-0125.


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Our 2015 Membership Drive is wrapping up!

 It’s not too late to join!  By renewing your membership or becoming a new member you will be directly supporting our programs for children including our layette program, our school supplies program, our work with the Brighter Tomorrows Children’s Academy @ Central High School in Newark, and our Christ Child Society scholarship.  We are excited to continue these programs and more in the next year with your help.  Thank you for your support!


Click here to renew membership or become a new member


Thank you to the

Summit Elks Lodge#1246

For hosting Girls Night Out 

In support of the Christ Child Society of Summit 

on February 26, 2015 

Elks, family members, Christ Child members and friends came out

 and finished off over 70 “Blankets for Babies!”

We thank the Elks for their donations of baby clothes,

and their generous grant which funds the fleece for the

warm, adorable baby blankets we provide in our layettes.




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3rd annual blankets for babies

Was held on February 4, 2015 from 10 am to 8 pm

at Memorial Hall

Thanks to the helping hands of our many volunteers, young and old, we were able to cut, pin, iron, sew, fringe and tie adorable fleece baby blankets!  We finished 98 blankets that were in progress from last year’s Blankets for Babies day, and completed 84 more from beginning to end,

for a total of 182 blankets!  We will be working to finish some more blankets at Girls Night Out at the Summit Elks Lodge #1246 on February 26th at 7:00 pm.

Our signature fleece blankets are included in each layette that we provide to

babies and their families at free clinics at local hospitals.

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Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2014-2015



9/14 - Christ Child table/display at St. Teresa’s Ministry Day on the Plaza 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

9/17 - 9/19 - National Christ Child Society Convention

9/23 - First General membership meeting 9:00 am in Memorial Hall (coffee at 8:45)

9/26 - Layette Assembly 8:30 am Memorial Hall



10/3 - Tiny Toppers Knitting Group at Wool and Grace, Summit Ave, Summit, 9:00 - 11:00 am

10/7 - Home Mass 8:30 am at Mary Kull’s house, 109 Maple Street, Summit

10/16 and 10/17 - Donation drop off for Rummage Sale, Memorial Hall

10/18 - Annual Rummage Sale, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Memorial Hall, Morris Avenue (across from St. Teresa’s Church)



11/14 - Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

11/20 - General Membership Meeting 9:00 am, Memorial Hall



12/2 - Home Mass 8:00 am at the home of Peggy Kane, 30 Sweetbriar Rd., Summit

12/15 - Advent Giving Tree Volunteer Opportunity 9:00 am to 10:30 am in St. Teresa’s Church sacristy



1/15 - January Meeting and Social 7:00 pm at the home of Allison Lees, 22 Windsor Road, Summit - Bring a friend!

1/23 - Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall 

1/23 - Tiny Toppers knitting at Wool and Grace, Summit Ave, Summit 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm



2/4 - Blankets for Babies, 10 am to 8 pm, Memorial Hall

2/10 - Home Mass at Marjorie Waltzinger’s house, 20 Sweetbriar Rd., Summit at 8:30 am

2/26 - Ladies Night Out at the Summit Elks Lodge 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, 40 Maple Street (upstairs)



3/25 - 9th Annual Baby Shower, Memorial Hall




4/2 - De-tag and inventory shower items, 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

4/24 - Layette Assembly 8:30 am, Lower Memorial Hall

4/28 - Spiritual Morning of Reflection at St. Joseph’s Shrine in Stirling, NJ, 9:00 am coffee, 9:30 am speaker on topic: “Spirituality in an Anxious Age”



5/3 - Layette Card Sales on the Plaza for Mother’s Day, St. Teresa’s Church, all masses

5/5 - Home Mass 8:30 am at Lisa Clark’s house, 17 Fernwood Road, Summit

5/7 - New Member Welcome Cocktail Party 7 pm at Lambi Newsham’s 36 Prospect St., Summit


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Next Meeting...

In lieu of our April meeting, we please join us for a Spiritual Morning of Reflection at St. Joseph’s Shrine in Stirling on April 28th at 9:00 am.  For more info, click here.

Click here for an invitation to our New Member Welcome cocktail party in early May.


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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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