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 of Summit

8th Annual Rummage Sale


October 15, 2016,  8:00 am to 2:00 pm

(Rain or Shine)

St. Teresa of Avila Church’s Memorial Hall

306 Morris Ave., Summit, across from St. Teresa of Avila Church


We need your donations!


  • Household items
  • Small furniture
  • Art
  • Toys
  • Children’s Books (NO adult books)
  • Small appliances
  • Jewelry
  • Sporting goods
  • Tools, etc.

Sorry, we cannot accept baby items (cribs, playpens, etc.) clothing, or stuffed animals


Drop Off Items:

Thursday, October 13th from 12:00 pm -7:30 pm

and Friday, October 14th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm


St. Teresa of Avila Church’s Memorial Hall,

306 Morris Ave., Summit

(across from St.Teresa of Avila Church)


All proceeds help children at risk in our community


Questions?  Email Marianne Desantis at mariannedesantis@yahoo.com

Spread the word! Tell your friends, family, and neighbors!

Click here to volunteer to help.  Many hands make light work!


2016 Annual School Supplies Drive


The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach partnered for the eighth consecutive year to collect and distribute school supplies to 382 elementary, middle, and high school children in Summit, eligible for free or reduced lunch, with new backpacks and school supplies.  Parents were able to take the financial resources that would have been used for school supplies to pay for food, rent, and other necessities.

“It is difficult for many families in Summit to afford the high cost of their children’s school supplies. It is wonderful how the community pulls together to help give these children what they need for a fresh start to the new school year,” said Sally Golding and Jane Murphy, CCS Co-Chairs.

To make a monetary donation towards the purchase of next year’s school supplies, click here.



Three Summit H.S. Seniors Awarded

Christ Child Society Scholarships


The Christ Child Society of Summit (CCSS) has awarded scholarships to three Summit High School graduating seniors  Ife Campbell, Aila Poticano and Gabriel Ribeiro  who each displayed academic achievement, worked or volunteered with children, and may have financial need.


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Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2016-2017




8/29 School Supplies Set-up 1:00-3:00 pm

8/31 School Supplies Distribution 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


9/1 School Supplies Distribution 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
9/8 Layette item de-tagging 9:30-11:30 am at 5 Windsor Road, Summit

9/13 Board Meeting
9/16 Layette Assembly 8:00 am - 10:30 am Lower Memorial Hall

9/22-25 National Christ Child Society Convention, Atlanta, GA

9/27 General Membership Meeting 9:00 am Upper Memorial Hall (Coffee at 8:45 am)


10/9 Ministry Fair (including a CCS table) at St. Teresa’s after morning masses

10/11 Board Meeting

10/13 Rummage Sale donations accepted at Memorial Hall 12:00 - 7:30 pm

10/14 Rummage Sale donations accepted at Memorial Hall 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

10/15 Rummage Sale in Memorial Hall 8am - 2pm

10/22 Christ Child Make a Difference Day - National Day of Service in Avila Room 10 am to 12 pm

10/25 Morning Reflection with Dennis Corcoran at St Joseph’s Shrine, Gillette 9 am coffee; 9:30 start



11/2 Mary Virginia Merrick’s Birthday

11/15 Board Meeting
11/17 General Meeting 9 am in Memorial Hall, lower level

12/1 Home Mass 8:30 am, location TBD
12/5 Advent Giving Tree Volunteer Day 9:00 am to 11:00 am

12/13 Board Meeting



1/10 Board Meeting 1:00 pm

1/19 General Meeting - Bring a Friend 7:00 pm location TBD

1/24 Board Planning Meeting




2/1 Blankets for Babies

2/7 Home Mass 8:30 am location TBD

2/14 Board Meeting



3/7 Board Meeting

3/9 Elks Girls Night Out - Blankets for Babies

3/30 Baby Shower Memorial Hall 11:30 mass; 12:15 Luncheon



4/4 Board Meeting

4/27 General Meeting 9:00 am Memorial Hall (coffee at 8:45)



5/4 Home Mass 8:30 am location TBD

5/7 Layette Card Sales on the Plaza

5/11 End of year Cocktails/New member welcome

5/23 Board Meeting



6/8 Board Dinner



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Next Meeting...

Date: Sept 27, 2016

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

Location: Memorial Hall, Morris Ave., Summit

Topics: School Supplies Drive Recap; National Convention Recap; Rummage Sale on Oct. 15; National Day of Service on Oct 22nd; Lots of sign ups!


We’re excited about our new outreach 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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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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