Nothing is ever too much to do for a child.
Mary Virginia Merrick
Founder, National Christ Child Society
The Christ Child Society of South Bend has served the children of St. Joseph County since 1947.
Over a quarter million children have found the dignity of new clothing, the empowerment of education and the joy of learning to read – thanks to the dedicated volunteers of CCS.
How We Can Help
Clothing and other baby essentials are available for our tiniest children.
Angel Layettes are provided at area hospitals to any parents whose child did not survive birth.
Low-income families can receive new winter clothing, shoes, and dental supplies, as well as books and gently used items, for their children aged 1-14.
Children entering foster care receive a large personalized tote offering the security of new clothing and comfort items.
Scholarships are awarded to eligible CCS clients to further their education.
SUCCESS is a supportive partnership with St. Adalbert Catholic School in South Bend.
Layette of Hope
A Layette of Hope is a small gift of reminding a newly pregnant woman of the life she now carries.