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Welcome to the Christ Child Society of Summit New Jersey Website :: Home
 
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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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Show how much you care with a layette card this Christmas.

Your gift to the Christ Child Society of Summit Layette Program

Helps give a loving start to babies in need.

 

The holidays are a time for gratitude, sharing and remembering loved ones.  In the spirit of giving, send a Christ Child Christmas Layette Card to honor a special person while also helping give a baby in need a loving start in life. It’s the perfect holiday gift for friends, teachers, grandparents, hosts, and those people who ”have everything!”

 

Click here for information on how to order these adorable and thoughtful cards. Please order early and help support our layette program.  Thank you!


 
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National Day of Service Book Drive

61% of low income families have no books at home for their children to read!

Let’s fix that.

CCS Chapters across the country are collecting books to give to children in their communities!Help the National Christ Child Society in their efforts to collect and distribute 100,000 books.Help us get books into the hands of kids and foster the love of reading that leads to success in school.

 

If you missed the chance to donate, you may still order from our Amazon wish list.  We will be donating the books collected to Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in East Orange and New Community Corp in Newark.  

Questions?  Email us at ccssummit@gmail.com.


 
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A Match Made in Heaven:

Area Baby Center becomes part of the Christ Child Society Family

 

The Christ Child Society of Summit is excited to announce its acquisition of the Area Baby Center (ABC). ABC was founded in 1999 by The Summit Women’s Club. The Christ Child Society is proud and grateful to add the Area Baby Center and it’s clients into our fold, and to serve these families with love.  The Center’s goal is to provide basic necessities such as diapers, baby wipes and toiletries, as well as feminine hygiene products, for underserved families in Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Stirling, Gillette and Springfield. The ABC helps approximately 60 families and distributes 5,000 to 8,500 diapers each month. The mission of ABC is to ease the burden of parents caring for a baby up to two years of age and to show the support of the community. 

 

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 Yes, we have a Junior CCS!

 

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. Some of their inaugural activities included selling roses outside the childrens’ masses at St. Teresa of Avila church on Mother’s Day to raise money for CCS, organizing a children’s book drive, collecting for Loaves and Fishes, and detagging layette clothing. They recently held  Diaper drive for the Area Baby Center.  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 2021-2022

 

 

August

8/23 - School Supplies Backpack Packing 10:00am - 12:00pm at Bridges

8/25 - School Supplies Distribution 8:30am - 12:30pm

8/26 - School Supplies Distribution 3:45pm - 7:15pm

 

September

9/2 - Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

9/9 - Board Meeting 8am

9/14 - Layette Assembly in Memorial Hall Lower Level from 8:30-11:30 am

9/15 - General Membership Meeting in Memorial Hall Lower Level; coffee at 8:30am, meeting at 9:00 am

 

October

10/6 - Board Meeting 8am

10/7 - ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

10/14 - Rummage Sale donation drop off at Memorial Hall (Morris Avenue, Summit) 12:00pm - 7:00pm

10/15 - Rummage Sale donation drop off at Memorial Hall (Morris Avenue, Summit) 9:00am - 12:00pm

10/16 - Rummage Sale at Memorial Hall (Morris Avenue, Summit) 8:00am - 12:00pm 

 

November

11/4 - ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

11/10 - Board Meeting 8am

11/11 - General Membership Meeting in Memorial Hall Lower Level; coffee at 8:45am, meeting at 9:00 am

11/13 - National Day of Service in Memorial Hall Lower Level 8:30am - 10:30am

11/18 - Layette Assembly in Memorial Hall Lower Level from 9:00-11:00 am

 

December

12/2 - ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

12/2 - 12/14 Advent Giving Tree gift collection and sorting, Lower Memorial Hall

12/5 - Layette Card sales on the St. Teresa of Avila Plaza after Morning masses

12/8 - Board Meeting 8am

 

January

1/6 - ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

1/12 - Board Meeting 8am

TBD - January Evening Meeting/Bring a Friend Cocktail party

 

February 

2/2 - Blankets for Babies Day Memorial Hall 

2/3 - ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

2/6 - Board Meeting 8am

2/17 - Layette Assembly in Memorial Hall Lower Level from 8:30-11:30 am

 

March

3/3 - ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

3/9 - Board Meeting

TBD - Elk’s Blankets for Babies Night, 40 Maple Pl, Summit (Tentative date)

 

April

4/7 -  ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

4/6 - Board Meeting 8am

4/7 - Annual Baby Shower Luncheon and Mass in Memorial Hall at 11:30am - 2:00pm (tentative date)

4/28 - General Membership Meeting in Memorial Hall Lower Level; coffee at 8:45am, meeting at 9:00 am 

 

May

5/5 - ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

5/11 - Board Meeting 8am

5/19 - Layette Assembly in Memorial Hall Lower Level from 8:30-11:30 am

 

June

6/2 - ABC Diaper Distribution at Twin Maples (214 Springfield Avenue, Summit) from  9:00am -11:00am and 6:00pm - 7:00pm

6/8 - Board Meeting 8am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting...

Our next meeting will be held in January in the evening—date TBD. This is our annual “Bring a Friend” meeting and the start of our 2022 membership drive.  Please join us—new members welcome!  In the meantime, we will keep you up to date via email, Facebook, Instagram, and this website.  You may contact us with any questions at ccssummit@gmail.com.

 

 

Join Now!

Click here  to become a member of the Christ Child Society of Summit (or to renew) and join a group of women dedicated to having a positive and immediate impact on the lives of under-resourced children in our community.  Your dues directly support our programs for children.

 
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