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



Join Us for

Girls Night Out at

Summit Elks Lodge#1246

In support of the Christ Child Society of Summit 

March 3, 2016 from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Elks, family members, and friends are welcome!

You may bring donations of new baby clothes—onesies, stretchies or an outfit—sizes newborn or 3 months.

We will also be working on “Blankets for Babies” - simple fringing and tying of warm fleece baby blankets.


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Our 4th annual blankets for babies Day

Was held on February 3, 2016 at Memorial Hall

Many thanks to our members and friends who came out on a rainy day to help make blankets for babies in need. Many hands make light work—we completed 147 blankets and have 50 more that just need fringing and tying—quite an achievement!  It was a great day of fellowship and community, and many babies will be kept warm and cozy as a result.  Our signature fleece blankets are included in each layette that we provide to babies and their families at free pediatric clinics at Overlook and Morristown Hospitals.


Join us as we complete more blankets at the

Elks Girls Night Out on March 3rd!






Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2015-2016



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

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

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

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

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

2/3 Blankets for Babies
2/9 Home Mass
2/11 Board Meeting


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

4/7 Baby Shower Mass and Luncheon 11:15 am Memorial Hall

4/8  Post Baby Shower Inventory de-tagging 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall
4/21 Board Meeting
4/27 General Meeting in Memorial Hall, Lower level 9:00 am

5/1 Layette Card Sales on Plaza
5/3 Home Mass

5/6 Layette Assembly 8:30 am Lower Memorial Hall
5/12 Year End Cocktail Party 7 pm 
5/19 Board Meeting

6/14 Board Meeting


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Next Meeting...

Date: April 27, 2016

Time: 9:15 am

Place: Memorial Hall, lower level (across from St. Teresa’s church,

306 Morris Ave, Summit)

Topics: School Supplies Drive, Layette update including Blankets for Babies and Tiny Toppers, new literacy based outreach programs, and baby shower recap!

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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.


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.

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