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October

2016 Atlanta Convention: “Food for the Soul!”

 
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What a great experience! I was fortunate enough to attend the National Christ Child Society Convention for the first time this year with Jane Murphy from our Summit Chapter which was held in Atlanta. Lambi Newsham from our Chapter did an amazing job orchestrating every detail for just shy of 90 of us. It was such an eye opening experience to see so many Chapters come together and share their initiatives and brainstorm how to be more effective and creative in our outreach.

 

There were too many highlights to mention them all but we had a beautiful experience at Elizabeth’s Garden at the Elaine Clark Center in Atlanta. The center serves children with special needs and the Atlanta Chapter has worked very hard to create a garden that touches these children in many ways. As said by the director of the Elaine Clark Center “the garden provides food for the soul” not just for the children but parents and teachers as well. This is just one example of an experience that brought me home excited and energized to continue to work with Christ Child to serve the needs of others.

 

The weekend came to an end with a beautiful mass at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta followed by a lovely cocktail party at the home of Kathy Thompson from the Atlanta Chapter. I feel very fortunate to have been able to attend and meet so many beautiful people who are definitely making our world a better place!


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September

National Convention in Motor City

 
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Lori and Kathryn with friends from the Atlanta chapter

As Co-Presidents, Lori White and I were fortunate enough to attend the National Christ Child Society convention in Detoit on September 21, 2012.  The home of Motown did not disappoint!  Our host chapter of Detroit was gracious and well organized, and the convention was equal parts inspiring, informational, and fun!  We benefitted greatly from our many conversations with members and board members from other chapters all over the country, sharing ideas about programs and new ways to help children.  The Atlanta chapter built and maintains a learning garden at a school for disadvantaged children.  The Akron chapter provides a “Teen Moms” program for teen parents in partnership with a local agency.   The Detroit chapter started a literacy program within the inner city of Pontiac, where poverty rates are over 90%.  These are just a few of the ways our members in over 40 chapters nationwide are making a diiference in children’s lives.  We aspire to learn from them, and adapt their successes in our own programs.

 
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The Christ Child Society table was front and center at St. Teresa’s Ministry Fair on September 14th on the Plaza!  Parishioners stopped by the table to say hello and many signed up to be on our mailing list and hear more about us.  Thanks to the irresistable pull of the delicious cookies made by Angeli Breen, they kept coming all day! 


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