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.
News and Events
Spring Mass, Meeting and Luncheon
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
11:00 am Mass
St. Anthony Catholic Church
2310 East Jefferson Blvd, South Bend
Fr. Arthur Joseph Ssembajja, Celebrant
12:15 pm Luncheon and Meeting
Morris Park Country Club
2200 McKinley Ave, South Bend
Christ Child Society Scholarship Deadline
March 15, 2024
TWO Christ Child Society Scholarships: $2,000 each for Parent/Guardian of children formerly/currently assisted by CCS of South Bend, living in St. Joseph County, renewable for up to equivalent of 4 years for postsecondary education/training/
TWO Andrea Incropera Scholarships: $2,000 each for Parent/Guardian of children and/or Graduating Senior formerly/currently assisted by CCS of South Bend, living in St. Joseph County, renewable for up to equivalent of 4 years for post secondary education/training/
For more information, or to download applications,
Applications are also available at the Christ Child Center,
open Tuesdays/Wednesdays 9:00 AM to 1 PM.
Questions? Contact CCS Office 574-288-6028 or firstname.lastname@example.org