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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; Items Collected from April 30th through May 11th

 

The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach are once again partnering to collect next year’s school supplies for over 500 children in need in the Summit Public Schools.  There will be collection bins during the weeks of April 30-May 11 by the main offices of the Summit public elementary schools, at the entrances to St. Teresa’s Church and Memorial Hall.   “For many families in Summit, it is difficult to afford the high cost of the many school supplies needed each year. Donating these supplies is an easy and 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.

 

You can help by donating some of the following new items:  1”, 2”, and 3” Binders, Marble Composition Books, and Spiral Notebooks (wide and college ruled).

 

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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).


 
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12th Annual Christ Child Society of Summit Baby Shower

A huge thank you to all of our members and friends for another successful Baby Shower!

 

Warmth, good will and joy filled Memorial Hall, and made us all forget the rain and cold outside!  We are so grateful for all the beautiful donations of baby clothes and the monetary donations that will help us buy even more clothes to fill the layette bundles given to babies in need at Overlook and Morristown hospitals.  We are blessed to have such loyal supporters.  If you were unable to attend, you may still donate to our Baby Shower just click here.

 

The Mary Virginia Merrick Award was given to Laura Sullivan in recognition of all her hard work and dedication over the years as a member, volunteer, Layette Card chairperson, and co-chair of the Layette committee.  She is always willing to pitch in and help out, gracefully, and with a smile.  Her devotion to serving children and her dedication to the Christ Child Society exemplifies the spirit of our founder, Mary Virgina Merrick.

 

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Thank you to the Summit Elks Lodge #1246 for hosting a wonderful Family Night Out to make Blankets for Babies

In support of the

Christ Child Society of Summit

On March 22nd we fringed and tied 100 more blankets to add to our inventory of completed blankets , ready to give to needy babies at local hospitals.

 

 

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Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2017-2018

 

 

August

8/29 School Supplies Set up 9-11 am at Bridges

8/30 School Supplies Distribution 9am - 12pm

8/30 School Supplies Distribution 4pm - 6pm

 

September

9/7  Summit Schools Start

9/12 Board Meeting 8 am

9/27  General Membership Meeting 9:00 am Memorial Hall; De-tagging of layette inventory following mtg

9/28  Layette Assembly 8:30 - 10:30 am Memorial Hall lower level

9/29-30 National Christ Child Society Conference in Bethesda, MD

 

October

10/5 Morning Reflection with speaker Pam Robertson 9 am to 11 am at Mondo, 3rd floor, Springfield Ave

10/12 Board Meeting 8 :15 am

10/17 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

10/19 Tiny Toppers Knitting 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at 18 Highland Drive, Summit

10/21 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

10/28 National Day of Service - Make a Difference Day at Memorial Hall lower level 8:30 am -10:30 am

10/31 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

 

November

11/2 Rummage Sale drop off 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall

11/3 Rummage Sale drop off 9 am to 12:00 pm, Memorial Hall

11/4 Rummage Sale 8 am to 2 pm, Memorial Hall

11/7 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

11/9 Layette Assembly 8:30 to 10:30 am Memorial Hall lower level

11/14 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

11/15 Board Meeting 9:30 am

11/16 General Membership Meeting 9:00 am Memorial Hall lower level

11/21 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

11/28 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

 

December

12/5 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

12/11 Meet at St. Teresa’s 8:30 am mass (left rear side of church)

12/11 Advent Giving Tree CCS Volunteer Day 9:00am -11:00 am St. Teresa’s Church Sacristy

12/12 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

12/14 Board Meeting 8:15 am

12/19 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

 

January

1/9 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

1/10 Home Mass 8:30 am at Angeli Breen’s 99 Druid Hill Road, Summit - Celebrant is Fr. Bob Meyer (St. Teresa’s Pastor)

1/11 Board Meeting and Planning Session

1/23 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

1/25 Layette Assembly 8:30 to 10:30 am Memorial Hall lower level

1/25 General Membership Meeting/New Member Welcome/Bring a Friend 7 pm; at 67 Hobart Ave., Summit (at the home of Marianne Suffern)

1/30 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

 

February

2/6 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

2/7 Blankets for Babies, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Memorial Hall

2/13 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

2/15 Board Meeting 8:15 am

2/20 Layette De-tagging 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at 175 Oak Ridge Ave., Summit (Laura Sullivan’s)

2/27 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

 

March

3/8 Board Meeting 8:15 am

3/8 Layette Assembly 8:30 to 10:30 am Memorial Hall lower level - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER; NEW DATE TBD

3/20 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

3/22 Elks Blankets for Babies Night 7:00 pm at Elks Lodge, 40 Maple Street

 

April

4/5 Board Meeting 8:45 am

4/10 OLHC Tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

4/11 Layette Assembly 8:30 - 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

4/17 OLHC tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

4/19 Baby Shower and Mass, Memorial Hall 11:15 am

4/24 OLHC tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

4/26 General Membership Meeting 9:00 am, Memorial Hall Lower Level - Detagging of shower layette  items to follow meeting

4/26  Knitting “Gratitude” Gathering from 12:00 - 3:00pm at Cynthia Tarantino’s, 18 Highland Drive, Summit 

 

May

5/1 OLHC tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

5/6 Layette Card Sales for Mother’s Day on the Plaza

5/8 OLHC tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

5/9 Layette Assembly

5/15 OLHC tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

5/16 Home Mass 8:15 am, at Lori White’s, 32 Colt Road, Summit

5/17 Board Meeting 8:15 am

5/22 OLHC tutoring 8:15 am to 10:30 am

5/31 End of Year Social 7 pm, Location TBD

 

June

6/7 Board Dinner

 

 

 

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Make a Difference Through Tutoring!

We are in our second 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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