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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 2014 Membership Drive is underway!

 

Our 2014 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 work with the Infant and Toddler Early Learning Center at Central High School in Newark, and our Christ Child Society scholarship.  We are excited to continue these programs and more in the next year with your help.  Thank you for your support!

 

Click here to renew membership or become a new member


 

many Thanks for supporting our

8th annual baby shower

 

Our 8th Annual Baby Shower ushered in spring - in spirit, if not in actual weather!  Memorial Hall looked festive and bright, and a beautiful mass was celebrated by Msgr. Donald Guenther, with music by Angela Intilli and Greg Scime.  Over 100 attendees were there to support Christ Child and donate to our layette program.  We would like to thank our members and friends for donating and volunteering to help, and local businesses that provided us with food and drink (Zappias, Starbucks), decorations (Shoprite), and a fabulous door prize (Wool and Grace). We continue to be touched by the generosity of the community and the support of our mission to serve children in need. 

 

It’s not too late to make a donation!

 

Your generosity will enable us to provide babies in need at local hospitals with essential clothing and a warm, handmade blanket.

 

If you would like to make a donation to support our layette program, you may mail a check to the Christ Child Society of Summit, PO. Box 125, Summit, NJ  07902-0125, or click here to pay online with a credit card.

 

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Thank you for making Our Second Annual Blankets for Babies Day A great success!

 

What a wonderful day of fellowship, community, sewing, pinning, cutting, tying, and meeting new friends!  Our second annual Blankets for Babies Day was held on Wednesday, February 26th in Memorial Hall. Read more...
 


 

the junior league of summit Donates snowsuits

 

Many thanks to the Junior League of Summit who generously donated 42 snowsuits to the Christ Child Society of Summit so that we can provide warm winter outerwear to babies in need at Overlook and Morristown hospitals.  With the coldest winter in years upon us, the donation of these snowsuits was truly a timely, wonderful, and much needed gift.  We have already packed them up and brought them to the clinics to be distributed to those in need.  Junior League members “sponsored” snowsuits at their December and January meetings. We thank them for their generosity and welcome their community partnership.


 

Tiny Toppers Knitting Night

Our first Tiny Toppers Knitting Night was held on January 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Wool and Grace - Knitting and Needlepoint Shop at 102 Summit Avenue, Summit, NJ.  We gathered to knit tiny hats to include in the layettes that the Christ Child Society of Summit provides to babies in need at Overlook and Morristown hospitals.  Whether you already love to knit, or would like to learn how, this is a great opportunity to get out and knit together with friends.  If you are interested in joining us at one of our future Tiny Toppers knitting events, please contact Lori White at thewhitefamily6@yahoo.com.  You can also visit Wool and Grace anytime to pick up instructions and supplies.  Just ask about “Tiny Toppers!”


 

Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2013-2014

 
March
3/11 - Central High School Volunteer Visit 9 am to 12:30 pm
3/13 – Board Meeting
3/26 - 8th Annual Baby Shower and Mass 11:30 am, Memorial Hall
3/28 - Central High School Volunteer Visit 9 am to 12:30 pm
April
4/8 - Central High School Volunteer Visit 9 am to 12:30 pm
4/10 – Board Meeting
4/23 - Central High School Volunteer Visit 9 am to 12:30 pm
4/24 – General Meeting 9 am Memorial Hall 
4/26 - Blankets for Babies at the Summit Elks Lodge (40 Maple Ave, upstairs) 10 am to 4 pm
 
May
5/1 - Central High School Volunteer Visit 9 am to 12:30 pm
5/2 - “Tiny Toppers” knitting morning at Wool and Grace, Summit Ave., Summit from 9:00 to 10:30 am
5/6 - Home Mass 8:30 am, Mary Kull’s home, 109 Maple Street, Summit
5/9 - Central High School Volunteer Visit 11 am to 2:00 pm (Mother’s Day luncheon)
5/9 – New Member Welcome Cocktail Party 7:00 pm,  location TBD
5/15 – Board Meeting
5/21 - Central High School Volunteer Visit 9 am to 12:30 pm
 
June

6/4 - Central High School Volunteer Visit 9 am to 12:30 pm

6/12 – Board Meeting

 

 

 

You can still Donate 

to our Baby Shower using a credit card.  Suggested amount is $40 or the approximate cost of purchasing a complete layette.  Thank you for your support!

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Next Meeting...

Date: April 24, 2014

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Memorial Hall, Morris Ave., Summit

Topics: School Supplies Drive, Membership, Blankets for Babies, Baby Shower, and more!

 

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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