The Christ Child Society
The Christ Child Society, founded in 1887 in Washington, D.C. by Mary Virginia Merrick, is a non-profit association of volunteers dedicating their love of the Christ Child through personal service to needy children. Over 100 years later, her legacy continues to bring hope and assistance to the most vulnerable through the work of our 6,000 members in 44 chapters around the country.
The Summit Chapter
The Summit Chapter of the Christ Child Society was originally chartered in 1929, and retired in 1999 after 70 years of service. In 2006, our chapters “new founder” heard about the Christ Child Society and was intrigued about the group. Sitting on the beach, she heard from college friends in Washington, DC about many of the good deeds of the National Christ Child Society. Knowing there was a need in Summit, the chapter was re-established and due to an enthusiastic response, Summit’s membership now boasts over 115 and continues to grow, as women throughout the area dedicate themselves to providing aid and supplies to at-risk children in Summit and neighboring towns.
The Summit Chapter was granted its charter at the National CCS Convention in Cleveland in September of 2010.