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.”

 


 

Our 2016 Membership Drive is underway!

 

Our 2016 membership drive is currently underway!  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 parenting programs at Central High School in Newark, and our Christ Child Society scholarship.  We are excited to continue these programs and more with your help.  Thank you for your support!

 

Click here to renew membership or become a new member

 


 
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Three Summit H.S. Seniors Awarded

Christ Child Society Scholarships

 

The Christ Child Society of Summit (CCSS) has awarded scholarships to three Summit High School graduating seniors — Ife Campbell, Aila Poticano and Gabriel Ribeiro — who each displayed academic achievement, worked or volunteered with children, and may have financial need.

 

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Annual School Supplies Drive

 

The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach are partering for the eighth consecutive year to collect next year’s school supplies for the approximately 500 Summit Public School children in need. 

 
During the week of May 16-20, collection bins will be located in Summit Public Schools, at the entrances to St. Teresa’s Church and Memorial Hall, and at 36 Woodland Avenue in 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
- 3x5 Lined Notecards
- #2 Pencils and Erasers,
- Pens (Blue, Black & Red)
- Highlighters 
- 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 2015, the CCS and Bridges provided 353 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.
Volunteers are needed to distribute supplies on August 30 (set up), August 31 and September 1 (distribution).  More information and a sign up link will be available this summer.
For more information, contact us at ccssummit@gmail.com.

To make a monetary donation towards the purchase of school supplies, click here.

 

Click here for a printable flyer.


 

Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2015-2016

 

 

September
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

October
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 am—11:00 am

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

November
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

December
12/1 Home Mass at Eilen Rath’s home 9 Montview Rd., Summit 8:30 am
12/10 Board Meeting

12/14 - Advent Giving Tree Volunteer Day 9:00 am to 11:00 am

January
1/7 Board Meeting
1/14 General Meeting 7:00pm at Sheila Schlageter’s home, 185 Kent Place Blvd., Summit
1/21 Board Planning Meeting

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

1/29 Tiny Toppers Knitting group 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Maria Ciaravalli’s, 108 Portland Road, Summit

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

2/25 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am



March

3/3 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am

3/3 Ladies Night Out at the Elks (Blankets for Babies) 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Summit Elks Lodge, 40 Maple St.

3/10 Board Meeting

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

3/17 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am

3/24 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am



April

4/7 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am
4/7 Baby Shower Mass and Luncheon 11:30 am Memorial Hall (mass at 11:30; luncheon at 12:15)

4/8  Post Baby Shower Inventory de-tagging 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

4/14 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am
4/21 Board Meeting

4/23 Reading at the Literacy Center at St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen, Newark, NJ 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
4/27 General Meeting in Memorial Hall, Lower level 9:00 am

4/28 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am

May
5/1 Layette Card Sales on Plaza
5/3 Home Mass 8:30 am 175 Oak Ridge Ave.

5/5 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am

5/10 Job Readiness Workshop for teen parents at Central High School in Newark

5/12 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am
5/12 Year End Thank You Cocktail Party 7 pm

5/13 Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

5/17 Board Meeting

5/19 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am

5/25 Dental Health for your Child Parenting Workshop at Central High School in Newark

5/26 Tutor at OLHC, East Orange 8:30 am to 10:30 am

 


June
6/14 Board Meeting

 
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We’re excited about our new outreach 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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Click here to donate to our Baby Shower!

...if you could not attend our Baby Shower on April 7th but would like to make a donation to support our layette program.

 

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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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