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

  • Let Love Shine

    Eat. Drink. Mingle. Give.

    Join The Christ Child of South Bend
    for a reception celebrating the opening of our exhibit: 70 Years of Clothing Children

    Thursday, June 15 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Ribbon cutting at 6:15 p.m.

    The History Museum
    808 W. Washington St., South Bend

    Tickets are $70 per person

    Featuring heavy hors-d’oeuvres by Le Peep, a special dessert and an open bar

    Silent Auction • Gift Card Balloon Pop • Bids for Kids • Wine Pull

    100% of the proceeds will directly impact children in St. Joseph County. Your gifts will provide each child with a new winter coat, hat and gloves, clothes, underwear, socks, shoes and more.

    RSVP Card

  • National Christ Child Convention

    This year’s Christ Child National Conference will be held September 29-30, 2017 in Bethesda, MD at the DoubleTree Hotel.


  • Fall Meeting and Luncheon

    This meeting/social event will be in October 2017, at Windsor Park Conference Center, Mishawaka.


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