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

10th Annual Rummage Sale


October 13, 2018,  8:00 am to 1:00 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, stuffed animals, box TV’s, or computer equipment


Drop Off Items:

Thursday, October 11th from 12:00 pm -7:30 pm

and Friday, October 12th 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 Susie Hoecker at hoeckers@aol.com or Rikki Owen at bella.owen7@aol.com

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

See event flyer here.


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

CCS President Margaret Strong, CCS School Supplies Co-Chair Marian Imperatore, NJ Assemblywoman and volunteer extraordinaire Nancy Munoz, Bridges Executive Director Richard Uniacke, and CCS School Supplies Co-Chair Lois Melka

Annual School Supplies Drive is a Success!


The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach partnered to distribute school supplies to over 300 children in need in the Summit Public Schools.  Many thanks to our volunteers, young and old!  The anticipation on the young students’ faces and gratitude from families receiving supplies made for very rewarding distribution days.  There is nothing like watching a young face light up as they”shop” for crayons, backpacks, and glue sticks!  Good luck to all”our kids” starting school!


For over a decade, our school supplies drive has been an integral part of helping our Summit families in need to prepare their children for school by providing free supplies.  “For many families in Summit, it is difficult to afford the high cost of the many school supplies needed each year. Our program is a 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.




Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2018-2019




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



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



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



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

11/8 Board Meeting 8:30 am

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

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



12/13 Board Meeting 8:30 am



1/10 Board Meeting 8:30 am



2/6 Blankets for Babies 10 am to 7 pm Memorial Hall

2/14 Board Meeting 8:30 am



3/14 Board Meeting 8:30 am



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

4/11 Board Meeting 8:30 am



5/9  Board Meeting 8:30 am


Next Meeting...

Date: November 15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Memorial Hall, lower level (across from St. Teresa’s Church, Summit)

Come at 8:45 for coffee!


Coming Soon...

10/2  Tutoring begins

10/3  Meet at 8:30 am mass

10/13  Rummage Sale

10/18 Knitting Gatheiring

10/27  Make a Difference Day

11/1  Morning Reflection

See full calendar below

for details


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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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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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