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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.”

 


 

Christ Child Society Scholarship 

The Christ Child Society of Summit awards a scholarship to one or more graduating high school seniors each year.  Click here for information and an application.


 
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March 12, 2020 

 

Dear Christ Child Members and Friends,

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the Christ Child Board has
made the very difficult decision to cancel our annual Baby Shower
Luncheon and Mass. We will still be providing layettes to almost 400
low income babies and their families and the need will not slow down.
We typically raise over $5000 at our baby shower to purchase layette
items and are concerned about our ability to meet the demand without
your help. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider making a donation to
purchase layette items.

 

Click here to make a donation or mail a check to 

Christ Child Society, PO Box 125, Summit, NJ 07901.

 

If you have already purchased a ticket, we would be grateful to accept it as your

donation. (If you would prefer to be reimbursed, please email
ccssummit@gmail.com by March 26).

 

As a board member said this morning, our baby shower may be
canceled, but babies are still in need! Please consider donating today!
Stay healthy and safe!


Sincerely,
Jane Murphy, CCS President

 

Christ Child Society of Summit is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are fully tax deductible.

 


 

Our 2020 Membership Drive is underway!

 

Our 2020 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 tutoring and reading enrichment programs at Our Lady Help of Christians in East Orange, 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

 


 
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8th Annual

Blankets for Babies

Thank you to all of our members and friends for stopping by, chipping in, and helping us with our goal of making enough blankets to include one in each layette that we give to babies in need.  It was a wonderful day of fellowship, fun, and sewing, pinning, cutting, fringing, tying, and yes, even ironing!  We are pleased to announce that the Christ Child Society of Summit will be receiving a Beacon Grant from the Summit Elks Lodge #1246 to subsidize the cost of the fleece for the blankets.  We will be finishing up some blankets with our friends from the Elks, at our Elks Blankets for Babies Day, on March 8th at 3 pm at the Elks Lodge at 40 Maple St.  Bring a friend or family members as we complete more blankets together!

 

 


 
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Consider spending a few hours a month making a difference in the life of a child...

 

Join CCS members as we teach and mentor children during our established tutoring program and our new reading enrichment program in a small Catholic elementary school in East Orange, NJ.  Click here for sign up opportunities, or contact us at ccssummit@gmail.com for more information and to let us know if you would like to help.


 
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 Junior CCS Debut

 

Did you know we now have a Junior Christ Child Society?  Children in grades 8 through 12 can join this great group of students who have come together to support the activities and mission of the Christ Child Society of Summit, which is to serve children in need in our community. Their inaugural activity was selling roses outside the childrens’ masses at St. Teresa of Avila church on Mother’s Day to raise money for CCS.  They have many more service activities planned! For more information on becoming a Junior Christ Child Society member, contact us at ccssummit@gmail.com.


 

 

Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2019-2020

 

 

August

8/27 School Supplies Set up 9-11 am at Bridges

8/28 School Supplies Distribution 9am - 12pm

8/29 School Supplies Distribution 4pm - 6:30pm

 

September

9/12 MEMBERSHIP MEETING 9am at Memorial Hall, lower level. Come for coffee at 8:45!

9/17 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians: meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

9/19 Layette assembly and packing 8:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level 

9/24 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians in East Orange: meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

 

 October

10/1 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

10/8 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

10/10 Board Meeting 8:30 am

10/10 Rummage Sale item donation drop off 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm Memorial Hall

10/11 Readers to Leaders Pre-K Reading Enrichment at OLHC 9:00am -11:00 am

10/11 Rummage Sale item donation drop off 9 am to 12 pm Memorial Hall

10/12 Rummage Sale 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Memorial Hall

10/15 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

10/16 Meet at 8:30 am mass at St. Teresa’s. Members sit together on left center side of church

10/19 Make a Difference Day 8:30 to 10:30 am at Memorial Hall lower level

10/22 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

10/29 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

 

November

11/7 Board Meeting 8:30 am

11/12 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

11/14 MEMBERSHIP MEETING 9am at Memorial Hall, lower level. Come for coffee at 8:45!

11/14 Layette assembly and packing 9:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level (after membership meeting)

11/15 Readers to Leaders Pre-K Reading Enrichment at OLHC 8:45am -11:00 am

11/15 Pop-up Knitting Event from 6pm to 8 pm at Wool and Grace, Summit 

11/17 Junior Christ Child Society meeting 7:30 pm at lower Memorial Hall 

11/19 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

11/22 Morning Reflection with Pam Robertson 9:15am to 11:00am in Adoration Chapel (behind the altar in St. Teresa’s church) All members welcome, feel free to bring a friend. Theme is “giving thanks.”

 

December

12/1 Christmas Layette Card sales on the plaza after Sunday morning masses at St. Teresa’s

12/3 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

12/6 Readers to Leaders Pre-K Reading Enrichment at OLHC 9:00am -11:00 am

12/10 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

12/12 Board Meeting 8:30 am

12/13 Pop-up knitting event at Batavia, Springfield Ave, Summit 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  All Welcome!!

12/16 Meet at 8:30am  morning mass at St. Teresa’s. Members sit together on left center side of church

12/16 CCS Advent Giving Tree volunteering after 8:30 am mass in Adoration Chapel behind altar at St. Teresa’s

12/17 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

 

January

1/9 Board Meeting 8:30 am

1/10 Readers to Leaders Pre-K Reading Enrichment at OLHC 9:00am -11:00 am

1/16 Layette assembly and packing 8:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level

1/24 Home mass 9:30 am at Peggy Kane’s house 3 Iris Road, Summit (Please note later start time)

1/30 Evening “Bring a Friend” meeting/cocktails 7 pm to 9 pm at Christie McGinn’s 129 Maple St., Summit

 

February

2/5 Blankets for Babies 10:00am to 7:00pm Memorial Hall.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

2/13 Board Meeting 8:30 am

2/18 Knitting Angels Gathering 1:00-3:00pm at 32 Colt Road (Lori White’s) ALL ARE WELCOME

2/ 27 Junior CCS member meeting at 16 Club Drive, Summit (McKegney’s house) at 7 pm  All are Welcome!

 

March

3/5 Layette assembly and packing 8:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level

3/8 Blankets for Babies at the Elks, 3:00pm at 40 Maple Street, Summit

3/12 Board Meeting 8:30 am

3/26  Annual Baby Shower 11:15am to 2:00pm in Memorial Hall 

 

April

4/9 Board Meeting 8:30am

4/23 MEMBERSHIP MEETING 9am at Memorial Hall, lower level. Come for coffee at 8:45!

 

May

5/7 Board Meeting 8:30 am

5/7 Layette assembly and packing 9:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level

 

June

6/11 Board Meeting 8:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting...

Date: April 23, 2020

Time: 9 am (coffee at 8:45)

Location: Lower Memorial Hall

Topics: New members welcome! Will discuss existing and new literacy programs, layettes, Blankets for Babies, Annual Baby Shower and much more!

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

 

 

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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.


 
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