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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.”



in memoriam...


Catherine F. “Kay” Grant (nee Fellmer) of Madison, NJ passed away on June 12, 2014 at the age of 92.  Catherine was a past president of the Christ Child Society of Summit. We would like to thank Catherine’s family for her years of service as President and her dedication to the Christ Child Society of Summit.

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2014 Christ Child Society of Summit

Scholarship awarded


The Christ Child Society of Summit awarded its second annual one time scholarship to Gwendolyn Rogers,  a graduating senior of Summit High School.  Gwen’s impressive application was chosen from 31 candidates.   Gwen will be attending The New School in New York City in the Fall.  We congratulate Gwen and we commend her for all of her hard work and focus during her school years at Summit High School.   We wish Gwen good luck at The New School where we are sure she will excel!


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Our 2014 School Supplies Drive is Underway

The Christ Child Society of Summit is partnering with Bridges Outreach to collect and distribute next year’s school supplies for the approximately 500 children in need in the Summit Public schools.  Last year, we were able to offer supplies and backpacks to over 325 elementary, middle school and high school students, eligible for free or reduced lunch, that attended our distribution in August.

Collection bins are available at Bridges (120 Morris Avenue) and the Fire Station in Summit until August 25th. You may also make a donation towards the purchase of school supplies by clicking on the Donate button on the right, or by mailing a check to Christ Child Society of Summit (memo: school supplies) P.O. Box 125, Summit, NJ 07902-0125. Please help these children start the year off with the tools they need to learn.


We are collecting:


1”, 2” or 3” Binders 
3-hole Pencil Cases 
Subject Dividers 
2-Pocket Folders 
Marble Composition Books 
Loose Leaf Paper (wide and college ruled) 
Spiral Notebooks (wide and college ruled) 
8-Pack Colored Pencils or Thin Markers
3X5 Lined Note Cards
#2 Pencils and Erasers
Blue, Black & Red Pens
Glue Sticks 

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at


Baby Shower Held at Mercer in morristown

The workforce at Mercer Health and Benefits in Morristown, NJ held a baby shower for the Christ Child Society of Summit in early May. We received hundreds of adorable outfits, “stretchies,” onesies, and other items to complete our layettes.  Each piece of clothing was more adorable than the last—it was obvious that all were chosen and purchased with care.  We will be packing up summer layettes in early June and will use all of these beautiful donations. Thank you Mercer for your thoughfulness and generosity which will directly benefit children in need at Overlook and Morristown hospitals! 


...And another baby Shower held at Marsh

in Hoboken!


“We in Marsh Model Office Hoboken Team heard what our sister company Mercer had done and wanted show our support for such a wonderful cause so, we held a baby shower in an effort to help the CCS of Summit.
It was such a pleasure organizing this event in an effort to help all the needy newborns at Overlook and Morristown hospitals.”

Thank you to our friends at Marsh for their generosity!


Thank you to Summit Elks Lodge #1246 for sponsoring Blankets for Babies day at the Elks club on

April 26, 2014!

Our second Blankets for Babies Day was held at the Summit Elks Lodge on April 26, 2014.  We had such a fun day with men, women, girls and boys all coming together to make blankets for babies!  We completed 35 blankets and have approximately 82 in various stages of completion.  We are very grateful to the Summit Elks for providing us with a grant funding our fleece blankets for the year.  We include a warm, handmade fleece blanket in each layette that we give to children in need at Overlook and Morristown hospitals. 


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Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2013-2014

5/1 - Board Meeting
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, Amy McCarthy’s home, 38 Lenox Rd., Summit
5/9 - Central High School Visit to bring Mother’s Day gifts
5/9 – Year End and New Member Welcome Cocktail Party 7:00 pm,  Patty Crowl’s home, 28 Hillcrest, Summit
5/14 - Central High School Job Readiness Workshop 3:30 - 4:30 pm
5/21 - Central High School Parenting Workshop 3:30 - 4:30 pm

6/6 - Layette Assembly, Memorial Hall

6/11- Central High School Class Photo Day 9:00 am

6/12 – Board Meeting



8/26 - School Supplies Set up for Distribution at Bridges Outreach, 120 Morris Ave., Summit, 9:00 am

8/27 - School Supplies Distribution at Bridges Outreach, 120 Morris Ave., Summit, from 9 am to 12:00 pm

8/28 - School Supplies Distribution at Bridges Outreach, 120 Morris Ave., Summit, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm



Click Donate below to make a contribution to our School Supplies Drive
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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.


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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