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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.”

 


 

Our 2019 Membership Drive is underway!

 

Our 2019 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 program and uniform scholarship at Our Lady Help of Christians elementary school 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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Christ Child Society of Summit

13th Annual Baby Shower Luncheon and Mass

 

 Thursday, April 4, 2019

 Mass at 11:30 am and lunch at 12:15 pm

Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in before Mass if you plan to attend it, otherwise we will see you for the luncheon immediately following.

 

Suggested Donation $50

Layette Items also appreciated*

 

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation OR if you would like to pay in advance of attending, register below and then click here:   

 

DONATE NOW

 

*Needed Layette Items:  Including, but not limited to, 3 month and 6 month size footed stretchies and baby board books.

 

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 29th

 


 
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Another Successful Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks!

Thank you to all of our members and friends for stopping by, and chipping in at our Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks on March 21st.  We are pleased to announce that the Christ Child Society of Summit has received a Beacon Grant from the Summit Elks Lodge #1246 to subsidize the cost of the fleece for the blankets.  We finished up 100 blankets with our friends from the Elks Lodge on Thursday night.  Thank you to all the Elks, Christ Child members, and friends and family who helped!  The blankets will be included in the layettes we provide to babies in need at Overlook and Morristown hospitals. 

 

 


 
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Relax and Renew with Yoga...

 

Join our own yoga instructor, Cynthia Tarantino E-RYT 250, for one hour of Bliss Yoga on Friday, March 29th, at 7:30-8:30 pm at Mondo, 3rd floor, Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ. She will guide us through a slow flow of physical postures and breath work that will move into a luscious letting go in meditation.  It will leave you feeling renewed and revitalized!
Click here to sign up.  Space is available for the first 15 members who register. 
 

 


 

 

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

9/12 Board Meeting 8:30 am

9/13 CCS Membership Meeting 9:00 am Lower Memorial Hall; coffee at 8:45.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

9/27 Layette Assembly 8:30 am to 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

 

 October

10/2 OLHC Tutoring begins; leave Summit 8:20 am, return 10:30 am

10/3 Morning Mass with CCS members, St. Teresa of Avila at 8:30 am (sit on left side, center of church)

10/11 Board Meeting 8:30 am

10/11 Rummage Sale item donation drop off 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Memorial Hall

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

10/13 Rummage Sale 8:00 am to 1:30 pm Memorial Hall

10/18 Knitting Gathering 1-3 pm at Cynthia Tarantino’s 18 Highland Drive, Summit

10/27 Make a Difference Day 8:30 am to 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

 

November

11/1 Morning Reflection 9 am to 11 am at MONDO, 3rd Floor 426 Springfield Ave., Summit

11/2 Knitting Gathering at Wool and Grace, 102 Summit Ave., Summit from 6 pm to 8 pm

11/8 Board Meeting 8:30 am

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

11/13 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

11/15 CCS Membership Meeting 9:00 am Lower Memorial Hall; coffee at 8:45.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

11/27 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am 

 

December

12/2 Christmas Layette Card sales on the Plaza at St. Teresa’s after morning masses

12/4 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

12/5 Holiday Knitting Open House - ALL ARE WELCOME! At Mary Kull’s, 109 Maple St., Summit from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

12/7 Home Mass at 8:30 am at the home of Sharon Ertz, 94 Hobart Ave., Summit. Coffee following mass.

12/10 Advent Giving Tree CCS Day from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in church sacristy

12/11 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

12/13 Board Meeting 8:15 am

 

January

1/8 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

1/10 Board Meeting 8:15 am

1/15 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

1/17 CCS Membership Evening Meeting at 7:00 pm at Sheila Schlageter’s, 185 Kent Place Blvd., Summit - BRING A FRIEND! NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

1/23 Layette Clothing De-tagging Night at Laura Sullivan’s 175 Oak Ridge Ave., Summit 6:30 to 8:30 pm

1/24 Layette Assembly 8:30 am to 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

1/25 Pop-up Knitting at Wool & Grace, 102 Summit Ave., Summit from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1/29 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

 

February

2/5 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

2/12 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

2/13 Blankets for Babies 10 am to 7 pm Memorial Hall

2/14 Board Meeting 8:15 am

2/26 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

2/27 Home Mass at 8:30 am at the home of Linda Massengil, 320 Summit Avenue, Summit

 

March

3/5 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

3/7 Layette Assembly 8:30 am to 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

3/14 Board Meeting 8:15 am

3/19 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

3/20 Morning Mass with CCS members, St. Teresa of Avila at 8:30 am (sit on left side, center of church)

3/21 Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 40 Maple Street, Summit

3/25 CCS Members meet at 8:30 am mass at St. Teresa’s Church. Sit on left, middle of church.

3/26 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

3/29 Yoga for CCS members at Mondo 3rd Floor 7:30 pm, 426 Springfield Ave., Summit (Sign up required)

 

April

4/2 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

4/4 Annual Baby Shower and Mass 11:15 am Memorial Hall, Morris Ave., Summit

4/9 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

4/9 Knitting Angels Gathering at 30 DeBary Pl., Summit from 9:30 to 11:30 am

4/11 Board Meeting 8:15 am

4/25 CCS Member Meeting 9:00 am Lower Memorial Hall; coffee starting at 8:45.  New Members Welcome!

4/30 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

 

May 

5/2 Layette Assembly 8:30 am to 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

5/7 OLHC Tutoring; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot at 8:15 am, return 10:30 am

5/9  Board Meeting 8:15 am

 

 

Coming Soon...

3/25 Meet at 8:30 mass at St. Teresa’s

3/29 CCS Yoga at Mondo

     4/4 Baby Shower Luncheon & Mass

See Volunteer page or full calendar below for details

 

Christ Child Scholarship 

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

Next Meeting...

Date: April 25, 2019

Time: 9:00 am; coffee at 8:45 am

Location: Lower Memorial Hall

Topic: Baby Shower Recap, School Supplies Drive,  OLHC Reading Enrichment Program, Layettes, Knitting and more!

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

 

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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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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