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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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Join us on our 7th Annual Blankets for Babies Day

 February 13, 2019 from 10 am to 8 pm

at Memorial Hall (across from St. Teresa’s Church on Morris Avenue in Summit)

We need many helping hands of all ages to help us cut, pin, iron, sew, fringe and tie adorable fleece baby blankets.  Sewing skills are welcome, but are not required!

 

Each year the Christ Child Society of Summit provides over 350 layettes to babies in need in our local community and these handmade blankets are an important part of those layettes.  Bring a friend, your teen or a neighbor and join in the fun! 

But make sure to sign up using the links below. 

PLEASE NOTE that Middle and High School students must be signed up using the link for student helpers. This allows us to make sure that there are enough jobs for adults and children. 

This is a fun day of fellowship for people of all ages and abilities! 

 

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SIGN-UP

 

Any questions contact Theresa Sweeney (908)672-3180 or

Margaret Strong (908)418-8679 or contact us at ccssummit@gmail.com 

 

Transportation can be provided for senior adults, just let us know in advance that you need a ride.  

  

SEE PHOTOS FROM 20152016, and 2017

 

 


 

 

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)

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

3/29 Yoga at Mondo 3rd Floor 7:00 pm

 

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

4/11 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 

5/7 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...

2/13     Blankets for Babies

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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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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