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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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Make a Difference Day

Join us for Make A Difference Day this
Saturday, Oct. 19th from 8:30 to 10:30am
Lower Memorial Hall
Stop in to chat with fellow members and help de-tag baby clothes,
work on fleece baby blankets or help knit Tiny Toppers for awhile. 
Come for the whole time or just stop by and say hello!  
Email Jane Murphy at jhmspm@gmail.com if you will be attending so we can plan the refreshments.

REMINDER TO BRING A BOOK! 
 Please bring a brand new children’s book for any age between 5-12 yrs. old to donate to Our Lady Help of Christians in East Orange, or a board book to include in our layettes. View our Amazon wish list. 
Gently used books are also appreciated. 
Questions? Contact us at 

 


 
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THANK YOU!!

Our 11th Annual Rummage Sale was a great success!

The Rummage Sale was a WONDERFUL success once again this year! It continues to be our largest fundraiser!
We extend a HUGE thank you to our co-chairs Susie Hoecker and Rikki Owens for all their tireless hard work and dedication...and to all the many volunteers, young and old, that worked the shifts.  Everyone’s donations were much appreciated and have gone to grace someone else’s homes!  A win win for all!

 


 
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Teen volunteers helped to set up supplies.

School Supplies Distributed to Summit Students

The Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach worked together once again to collect and provide school supplies to 345 children in the Summit Public Schools or nearly 70% of those that are eligible for free or reduced lunch. These students can now start the school year with the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.  Supplies include a backpack, notebooks, binders, ear buds (middle and high school), a community reading graphic novel (middle school), and a calculator (6th grade).  Families are able to use the money that would otherwise have been spent on school supplies for other essential expenses.  Students are able to pick out their supplies based on a grade level list supplied by the schools. As one high schooler commented,”This is like shopping!” 

 

Other community partners that made this effort possible are the Summit Luminary Fund, The Summit Area Public Foundation, and the Junior League of Summit.

 


 
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Consider spending a few hours a month making a difference in the life of a child...

 

Join CCS members as we teach and mentor children during our established tutoring program and our new reading enrichment program in a small Catholic elementary school in East Orange, NJ.  Look for sign up opportunities this September, or contact us at ccssummit@gmail.com for more information and to let us know if you would like to help.


 
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 Junior CCS Debut

 

Did you know we now have a Junior Christ Child Society?  Children in grades 8 through 12 can join this great group of students who have come together to support the activities and mission of the Christ Child Society of Summit, which is to serve children in need in our community. Their inaugural activity was selling roses outside the childrens’ masses at St. Teresa of Avila church on Mother’s Day to raise money for CCS.  They have many more service activities planned! For more information on becoming a Junior Christ Child Society member, contact us at ccssummit@gmail.com.


 

 

Christ Child Society of Summit

Calendar of Events 2019-2020

 

 

August

8/27 School Supplies Set up 9-11 am at Bridges

8/28 School Supplies Distribution 9am - 12pm

8/29 School Supplies Distribution 4pm - 6:30pm

 

September

9/12 MEMBERSHIP MEETING 9am at Memorial Hall, lower level. Come for coffee at 8:45!

9/17 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians: meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

9/19 Layette assembly and packing 8:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level 

9/24 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians in East Orange: meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

 

 October

10/1 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

10/8 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

10/10 Board Meeting 8:30 am

10/10 Rummage Sale item donation drop off 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm Memorial Hall

10/11 Readers to Leaders Pre-K Reading Enrichment at OLHC 9:00am -11:00 am

10/11 Rummage Sale item donation drop off 9 am to 12 pm Memorial Hall

10/12 Rummage Sale 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Memorial Hall

10/15 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

10/22 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

10/29 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

 

November

11/7 Board Meeting 8:30 am

11/12 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

11/14 MEMBERSHIP MEETING 9am at Memorial Hall, lower level. Come for coffee at 8:45!

11/14 Layette assembly and packing 9:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level (after membership meeting)

11/15 Readers to Leaders Pre-K Reading Enrichment at OLHC 8:45am -11:00 am

11/19 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

 

December

12/3 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

12/6 Readers to Leaders Pre-K Reading Enrichment at OLHC 9:00am -11:00 am

12/10 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

12/12 Board Meeting 8:30 am

12/17 Tutoring at Our Lady Help of Christians; meet at St. Teresa’s parking lot 8:15, return at 10:30

 

January

1/9 Board Meeting 8:30 am

1/10 Readers to Leaders Pre-K Reading Enrichment at OLHC 9:00am -11:00 am

1/16 Layette assembly and packing 8:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level

 

February

2/5 Blankets for Babies 10:00am to 7:00pm Memorial Hall.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

2/13 Board Meeting 8:30 am

 

March

3/5 Layette assembly and packing 8:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level

3/12 Board Meeting 8:30 am

 

April

4/2 Annual Baby Shower 11:15am to 2:00pm in Memorial Hall (Date not confirmed)

4/9 Board Meeting 8:30am

4/23 MEMBERSHIP MEETING 9am at Memorial Hall, lower level. Come for coffee at 8:45!

 

May

5/7 Board Meeting 8:30 am

5/7 Layette assembly and packing 9:30-10:30am at Memorial Hall, lower level

 

June

6/11 Board Meeting 8:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting...

Date: November 14, 2019

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

Location: Lower Memorial Hall

Topics: Rummage Sale Recap,  OLHC Reading Enrichment Program and Tutoring, Layettes, Knitting and more! Stay to help pack layettes after.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

 
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Knitting Angels Gathering

When: Thursday, October 3rd, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Home of Jeanne Lawlor, 20 Sunset Drive, Summit

Knit, chat, and eat as we make”Tiny Toppers” for the layettes that we give to babies in need. Sign up here.

 

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.

 

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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