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 2017 Membership Drive is underway!


Our 2017 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 tutoring program at Our Lady Help of Christians in East Orange, 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



Christ Child Society of Summit Scholarship 

Click here for information on applying for the Christ Child Society of Summit Scholarship by April 1, 2017.


Please Join

The Christ Child Society of Summit

For our 11th Annual Baby Shower

on Thursday, March 30, 2017
Memorial Hall, St. Teresa of Avila Parish

Mass at 11:15 am
Lunch at 12:15 pm

(Those who cannot attend Mass 

 are welcome at the Lunch)
We kindly request a donation of new layette items* or

                         a monetary contribution ($40 suggested amount)

                                                    Click here to donate


RSVP by Friday, March 24th
     Just click on the link below to R.S.V.P.
*Needed Layette Items:
    Outfits, pajamas, bibs, onesies in newborn, 3 month and 6 month sizes (Spring and Summer items preferred)
Christ Child Society of Summit is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are fully tax deductible.*
*Luncheon Attendees may deduct any amount over $10.00


Thank you to 

Summit Elks Lodge#1246

For Hosting Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks

In support of the Christ Child Society

of Summit 

on March 9, 2017

Elks, family members, Christ Child members and friends came out and finished off over 80 “Blankets for Babies!”

We thank the Elks for their support,

including their generous Beacon Grant from the National Elks Foundation which funds the fleece for the warm, adorable baby blankets we provide in our layettes.




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Summit Mayor Nora Radest, Christ Child Society President Margaret Strong, and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz at Blankets for Babies Day

We Sewed a Mile!

The 5th Annual Blankets for Babies Day was a great day of fellowship and fun.  The day was made even more special with this year’s outstanding crew of 63 student and 88 adult helpers! 
Thanks to all the hard work of the fringers, cutters, sewers, inventory control and knot tiers, we were able to complete
205 Blankets and have 93 Blankets in-progress, plus 77 ready to fringe and tie which we hope to complete at our Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks on March 9th at 7 pm.
This year’s goal is to provide 350 layettes to the free pediatric clinics at area hospitals, with a blanket in each.  We are well on our way to our goal and keeping lots of babies warm!
Thanks again to all who came to help, and for making this day a great success!

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Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2016-2017




8/29 School Supplies Set-up 1:00-3:00 pm

8/31 School Supplies Distribution 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


9/1 School Supplies Distribution 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
9/8 Layette item de-tagging 9:30-11:30 am at 5 Windsor Road, Summit

9/13 Board Meeting
9/16 Layette Assembly 8:00 am - 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

9/22-25 National Christ Child Society Convention, Atlanta, GA

9/27 General Membership Meeting 9:00 am Upper Memorial Hall (Coffee at 8:45 am)


10/9 Ministry Fair (including a CCS table) at St. Teresa’s after morning masses

10/11 Board Meeting

10/13 Rummage Sale donations accepted at Memorial Hall 12:00 - 7:30 pm

10/14 Rummage Sale donations accepted at Memorial Hall 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

10/15 Rummage Sale in Memorial Hall 8am - 2pm

10/22 Christ Child Make a Difference Day - National Day of Service 8:30 - 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

10/25 Morning Reflection with Dennis Corcoran at St Joseph’s Shrine, Gillette 9 am coffee; 9:30 start

10/28 Knitting Angels Gathering at 18 Highland Drive, Summit 12:30 pm


11/2 Mary Virginia Merrick’s Birthday

11/4 Layette Assembly 8:30 am to 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

11/8 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am

11/15 Board Meeting
11/17 General Meeting 9 am in Memorial Hall, lower level

11/29 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am



12/1 Home Mass 8:30 am, location TBD

11/6 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am
12/12 Advent Giving Tree Volunteer Day 9:00 am to 11:00 am

11/13 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am

12/13 Board Meeting



1/10 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am

1/10 Board Meeting 1:00 pm

1/19 General Meeting - Bring a Friend 7:00 pm at 117 Hillcrest Ave., Summit (Sheila Herr’s)

1/20 Layette Item de-tagging at 5 Windsor Rd., Summit 10:00 am - 11:30 am

1/23 Layette Assembly Memorial Hall Lower Level 8:00 am - 10:30

1/24 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am

1/24 Board Planning Meeting 11:00 am

1/27 Knitting Angels/Tiny Toppers Gathering 10 am to 12 pm at 108 Portland Rd., Summit

1/31 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am



2/1 Blankets for Babies

2/7 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am

2/7 Home Mass 8:30 am at Claire Toth’s 11 Sunset Drive, Summit

2/14 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am

2/16 Board Meeting

2/21 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am



3/3 Layette Item de-tagging at 5 Windsor Rd., Summit 9:30 am to 11:00 am - Rescheduled to 3/16

3/6 Layette Assembly Memorial Hall Lower Level 8:30 am to 10:30 am - Rescheduled to 3/20

3/9 Board Meeting 8:15 am

3/9 Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Summit Lodge #1246 at 40 Maple St.

3/16 Layette Item de-tagging at 5 Windsor Rd., Summit 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (Rescheduled from 3/3)

3/20 Layette Assembly Memorial Hall Lower Level 8:30 am to 10:30 am  (Rescheduled from 3/6)

3/30 Baby Shower Memorial Hall 11:30 mass; 12:15 Luncheon



4/6 Board Meeting 8:15 am

4/7 Knitting Angels Gathering 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at 34 DeBary Pl (Maribeth Donohue)

4/27 General Meeting 9:00 am Memorial Hall (coffee at 8:45)



5/4 Home Mass 8:30 am location TBD

5/7 Layette Card Sales on the Plaza

5/11 End of year Cocktails/New member welcome 7 pm Location TBD

5/25 Board Meeting



6/8 Board Dinner



Coming up...


Knitting Angels Gathering

When: Friday, April 7th, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Home of Maribeth Donohue, 34 DeBary Place, Summit

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

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.

Next Meeting...

Date: April 27, 2017

Time: 9 am

Location: Memorial Hall

Topics: School Supplies Drive, Baby Shower recap, Outreach initiatives, Layettes/Blankets/Knitting Angels updates.


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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