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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


The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach are partering 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 were located throughout Summit to collect the following supplies:
- 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
Additional supplies can be dropped off from August 1 to 31 at Bridges’ location at the Oakes Center 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ (entrance on Russell Place).
“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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To make a monetary donation towards the purchase of school supplies, click here.


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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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 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
9/25-27 National Conference

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

10/1 Rummage Sale donations accepted at Memorial Hall

10/2 Rummage Sale donations accepted at Memorial Hall

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

10/15 Board Meeting

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

11/12 Board Meeting
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
1/21 Planning Meeting

2/4 Blankets for Babies

2/9 Home Mass
2/11 Board Meeting

3/10 Board Meeting

4/7 Baby Shower
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
5/12 Year End Cocktail Party
5/19 Board Meeting

6/14 Board Meeting


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Next Meeting...

Look for more information this summer about our first meeting of the “new” year which will he held in late September or early October.  Hope to see you then!


Make a Difference...

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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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