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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.”



Layette Cards Make the Perfect Gift

What do you give to that person in your life that has everything?  Layette cards are a meaningful gift for teachers, crossing guards, grandparents, or holiday hosts.   When you buy a Layette Card, the Christ Child Society of Summit donates clothing to children in need, in honor of that special someone.  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.  Christ Child Layettes include onesies, pajamas, an outfit, receiving blankets, hand knitted items, and a handmade fleece blanket. Donations are often given in honor of a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a loved one.  Christmas is a wonderful time to give this gift that gives to others. Click here to purchase cards on line, or contact Laura Sullivan at  


Support the Christ Child Society While You

Shop At Amazon


Amazon’s new Smile program donates 0.5% of every purchase to the charity of your choice.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Christ Child Society Summit every time you shop, at no cost to you. And signing up is a snap.  Just click, type in Christ Child Society Summit in the search line and choose it. 
That’s it!  Next time you sign onto Amazon, you’ll be presented with a button to shop through AmazonSmile.  Click the button and shop as usual.


Please take a moment and sign up for AmazonSmile and help us create another financial support for our projects such as our school supplies drive for students and our layette program for babies.


6th annual rummage sale

As we prepared to open the doors to the general public on Saturday, October 18th, the line of expectant shoppers extended all the way to Springfield Avenue.  Clearly, our Rummage Sale has become a much anticipated event each Fall!  Proceeds go to fund our programs for children in need, including our layette program, our School Supplies program and our Christ Child Society Scholarship.

Thank you to all of our members who volunteered over three days, and to our friends and supporters for donating their “treasures” to the sale.  We gratefully acknowledge our community partnership with St. Teresa of Avila in Summit and the assistance of their staff who helped us get the word out and make our Annual Rummage Sale a true community  event.

Click here to see the write-up in the Alternative Press.


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 - Bring a Friend Membership Meeting and Social 7:00 pm at the home of Allison Lees, 22 Windsor Road, Summit



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

2/10 - Home Mass (location TBD)



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



4/23 - General Membership Meeting 9 am, Memorial Hall



5/5 - Home Mass 8:00 am (location TBD)

5/8 - New Member Welcome Cocktail Party

Next Meeting...

Date: January 15, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: 22 Windsor Rd, Summit (Home of Allison Lees)

Topics: Bring a Friend!  Meeting will include drinks and nibbles.  We will talk about Blankets for Babies, Tiny Toppers, Central High School, and new outreach ideas.


Make a Difference...

Join Now!

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.


What do you give to that person in your life that has everything?  How about a donation to the Christ Child Layette program with a Layette Card?  Donations are often given in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or in memory of a loved one.
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to order.

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