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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Give a Special Gift this Mother’s Day

 

What do you give to that special person in your life—mother, grandmother, babysitter, aunt—to show them you care in a special way?   When you give a Layette Card in their honor, you are giving essential clothing and suppies to newborn babies in need.  What an incredible gift to give a mother!  All donations, beginning at $10, will provide layette items for newborn babies at local hospitals.  A $40 donation will fund an entire layette and will be noted on the card.  Donations are often given in honor of a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. 

 

To order cards by mail, please contact Laura Sullivan at lms20@aol.com or 908-273-1244.  To order and pay on line, click here. Envelopes with ordering information are also available at the back of St. Teresa’s Church in Summit.


 
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(Rear row L to R) Layette chair Cheryl Mullery, Blankets for Babies chair Theresa Sweeney, CCS member Lisa Clark, (front row L to R) Nurse Lisa Keilblock and Social Worker Maria Velazquez-Knight from Overlook Hospital, and CCS Board Member Margaret Strong.

 

10th Anniversary Mass and Baby Shower Breaks

Attendance Record!

Despite the showers outside, the shower inside Memorial Hall was filled to the brim with caring and generous friends of the Christ Child Society of Summit! Our 10th Annual Baby Shower held on April 7th was once again a success and will help us provide many layettes for babies at Morristown and Overlook hospitals in 2016. We received many donations of beautiful baby clothes as well as knitted hats, sweaters and blankets that will make our layettes extra special.  We also received many generous monetary donations, and were pleased to have sold a record number of layette cards as well.  We are so grateful for the support of our members and the Summit community.

 

If you were unable to attend, but would like to make a donation to assist in purchasing layette items, you may make a donation on line, or mail a check to the Christ Child Society of Summit at P.O. Box 125, Summit, NJ 07902-0125.

 

 


 

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

5/11 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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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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