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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.”

 


 
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CCS Co-Chair Marian Imperatore, Bridges Deputy Director Beth Tulloch, Bridges Executive Director Lois Bhatt, and CCS Co-Chair Lois Melka

Annual School Supplies Drive Underway; 

Volunteers Needed for Distribution 

 

The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach are once again partnering to distribute school supplies to over 500 children in need in the Summit Public Schools.  For over a decade, our school supplies drive has been an integral part of helping our Summit families in need to prepare their children for school by providing free supplies.  “For many families in Summit, it is difficult to afford the high cost of the many school supplies needed each year. Our program is a  thoughtful way for our community to help these families, and to give these children a fresh start to the new school year,” commented Marian Starr and Lois Melka, CCS Co-Chairs.

 

Volunteers needed on August 28th, 29th, and 30th

 

Click here to sign up

 

Volunteers are needed to set up on the 28th (9am to 11am), and to distribute supplies on the 29th (9am to 12pm) and the 30th (4pm to 6pm).  We appreciate any time you can give.  There is an opportunity for middle school age children (and up) to volunteer on set up day, August 28th.  If you’re not able to volunteer, please consider donating school supplies. Specifically, marble composition notebooks, 2” binders or 3” binders are always needed. Supplies can be dropped off at Bridges, 120 Morris Ave., Summit.

 


 
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Your gift to the Christ Child Society of Summit Layette Program

Helps give a loving start to babies in need.

 

A donation to the Christ Child Society of Summit Layette Program will be commemorated with a lovely card and makes for a thoughtful gift for holidays, Mother’s Day, baby showers, teacher’s gifts, birthdays, or can be given in memory of a loved one.  

 

Suggested Donation Amounts:

 

$10 Provides a set of onesies and socks

 

$40 Provides pajamas, a set of onesies, an outfit and socks

 

$80 Provides an entire layette which includes a handmade hat and fleece blanket, a set of five onesies, two pajamas, an outfit, a towel and washcloth, socks, an extra baby item, as well as a board book

 

$120 Provides a snowsuit and an entire layette which includes a handmade hat and fleece blanket, a set of five onesies, two pajamas, an outfit, a towel and washcloth, socks, an extra baby item, as well as a board book



 

Please click on the Donate button above to make your on-line donation using a credit card.

Click here for the form to order layette card(s).


 

Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2018-2019

 

 

August

8/28 School Supplies Set up 9-11 am at Bridges

8/29 School Supplies Distribution 9am - 12pm

8/30 School Supplies Distribution 4pm - 6pm

 

September

9/4  Summit Schools Start

 

Make a Difference...

Join or Renew 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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Make a Difference Through Tutoring!

We are beginning our third full year tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians School in East Orange, NJ!  Come with us to tutor students from K through 7th grade for one hour per week.  Click here to sign up.


 
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