The Christ Child Society has a long and revered history both nationally and in the Detroit area.
The Christ Child Society of Detroit (CCSD) was founded in 1912 by a small group of women (led by Mary Catherine Brady), who followed the vision of Mary Virginia Merrick, our national founder, by dedicating themselves to meeting the material, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of poor and disadvantaged children in the Detroit and outstate areas.
Under the leadership of Mary Catherine Brady, the founders’ earliest mission was to assemble and distribute layettes — small bundles of baby clothes and supplies to needy mothers. Times change and CCSD’s ervices have evolved correspondingly, but our mission has remained the same — we are singularly dedicated to improving the well being of disadvantaged and at-risk children in the greater Metropolitan Detroit and outstate areas.
Today, CCSD boasts a membership in excess of 500 caring and proactive members. As proud and appreciative as we are of our membership, given the reality of current-day demands for our services, CCSD most assuredly needs your help if we are to continue to meet our historical mission of charitable service to the children in need.
Please consider volunteering your time or donating to CCSD. Remember the Christ Child Prayer, “Nothing is ever too much to do for a child.”