Located at 308 South Scott St in South Bend, is the hub of all Society business. It is located in the former Saint Patrick’s school. The Center is the place where layettes are assembled, new clothing, shoes, and used clothing are sorted. The Center is alive with activity most every Wednesday morning from mid-August to mid-December for Read more

Our longest standing project started in 1947, the layette program provides clothing and essentials to babies born to needy mothers. Layettes are assembled at the Center and distributed to Saint Joseph Health Systems’ Mishawaka Medical Center, and Beacon Health Systems’ Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Caseworkers at these facilities give Read more

This special project was started in 2005 in conjunction with the Women’s Care Center. When a women/girl has a positive pregnancy test at the Women’s Care Center, she is given a Layette of Hope as a gift from the Christ Child Society. The layette consists of a onesie tee shirt, a pair of baby socks and a prayer. It is our Hope that this layette will Read more

  • New Member Informational Meeting

    Please join us at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, May 8th 2019 to tour the Christ Child Society clothing center (located at 308 South Scott Street – the former St. Patrick’s School in South Bend)!  As you enjoy beverages and light snacks, you will learn what the Christ Child Society is and how you may participate in rewarding volunteer activities, ranging from direct service to the children of our community, fund raising projects, spiritual support, and social opportunities.

    Membership in Christ Child Society is open to individuals of all religious affiliations who are interested in furthering the welfare of children.  To RSVP or for additional information, please call Kristy Botich at (574) 291-7523 or email wbotich@sbcglobal.net.

  • Day of Reflection

    This one day retreat for members and guests is held in Lent.  It is an opportunity to come together spiritually and reflect on the many gifts and blessings the Christ Child has given us.  It is a chance to reflect, renew, and revitalize our mission.

  • Opening Day for Clients


    August 9, 2017 will be the first day of the 2017 clothing season.

    Doors will open at 8:30am.



The Christ Child Society of South Bend was founded on August 6, 1947, by Mrs. Jerome J. Crowley.  More


The Christ Child Society of South Bend has over 400 members at various stages of participation in its mission. More