Late Summer News from
the Christ Child Society of Summit 
August 25, 2014

A Letter from the Co-Presidents 

Dear Christ Child Members,


We hope you are putting the finishing touches on a fantastic summer.  Hopefully we will all be energized and ready to return to "routine" after Labor day. To help you prepare, we have a few updates:

First, we are geared up and ready to distribute school supplies to Summit children this coming week, and we need our members to help.  This is one of Christ Child's signature programs, and one of the ways we directly impact children's lives for the better.  If you can spare an hour on Wednesday or Thursday this week (8/27 and 8/28), sign up to come by Bridges and be a part of this special outreach.

Second, we regret to inform you that the Infant and Toddler Early Learning Center at Central High School had to close its doors on June 30th, due to the lack of Head Start grant funding to the Newark Pre-School Council. The former director of the Center is currently working to re-open the Center with alternate funding.  We will keep you informed of any progress.

Third, see below for important dates coming up, and for information on how to donate to Christ Child while making your back-to-school purchases on Amazon.

We are excited to see you all at our first meeting on September 23rd!  In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy these last bittersweet days of summer.

With warm regards,


Kathryn and Lori  

Important Dates:
Mark your Calendar!

September 14th - Ministry Day at St. Teresa's on the plaza from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Help staff the CCS table or come by and support us!  Look for an email with more info to come.

September 23rd - First Membership Meeting, 9:00 am at Memorial Hall.  Don't miss it!

October 18th - Annual Christ Child Rummage Sale, 8 am to 2 pm at Memorial Hall. Save your treasures to donate, tell your neighbors and friends, and get ready to have fun at this important fundraising event!
Support the Christ Child Society While You Shop At Amazon

Amazon's new Smile program donates 0.5% of every purchase to the charity of your choice.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Christ Child Society of Summit every time you shop, at no cost to you. And signing up is a snap.  Just click, type in "Christ Child Society Summit" in the search line, and choose it. 

That's it!  Next time you sign onto Amazon, you'll be presented with a button to shop through AmazonSmile.  Click the button and shop as usual.

From our school supplies drive to our layettes for babies, we know you, our members, are involved in many ways with our work.  Please take a moment and sign up for AmazonSmile and help us create another financial support for our projects.


"Nothing is ever too much to do for a child."
Mary Virginia Merrick