a Century of Service
in Greater Cleveland
Nothing is ever too much
to do for a child.
Mary Virginia Merrick,
Founder of the Christ Child Society
The Christ Child Society of Cleveland is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers serving children in the Greater Cleveland Area since 1916.
IMPACT OF OUR ORGANIZATION
Last year, working with over 80 social service agencies, healthcare facilities, and schools in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties, the Christ Child Society of Cleveland touched the lives of over 6,400 children and their families through our nine programs. The generous support of our donors and over 21,000 volunteer hours from our members made it possible.
Challenging Poverty One Child at a Time
As a national non-profit organization, we have dedicated ourselves to making
a difference in the lives of at-risk children for almost 130 years,
Our nearly 6,000 members in 44 chapters across 20 states are driven by
faith, love, and a desire to change the futures of children in need.
We are guided by a common mission, namely,
seeing the Christ Child in every child,
but we respond to the needs of each community in unique ways.
We remain eternally resourceful, abiding by
one of our guiding principles; "Find a need and fill it."
We are continually moved to action by the words
of our founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, who said;
Help Us in the Challenge
Become a volunteer - MEMBERSHIP
Shop and donate at our resale store - SHOWCASE STORE
Attend our fundraising - EVENTS
Annual Red Wagon Luncheon (September) - RED WAGON LUNCHEON
Annual Starlight Ball (December) - THE STARLIGHT BALL