Christ Child Society
The Christ Child Society of Phoenix is dedicated to serving children in need, in the name of the Christ Child. As a national non-profit Catholic organization, we are dedicated to helping disadvantaged children, regardless of race or creed.
Along with service projects, the Christ Child volunteers spend time reading with children in several different schools reading to promote literacy and positive relationships. Read on for more information.
Our season of Layette, Prayer and Fellowship runs from September through May. All women are invited to join us on alternating Wednesdays* from 9:00am - 1:00pm in the Corpus Christi Parish Center.
We trace and cut fabric, crochet, knit and sew items for the children in need. All materials are provided, as well as instructors if you would like to learn a new craft!
Please bring a bag lunch. Dessert is provided! Hope to see you there!
Christ Child Society of Phoenix offers several projects in which you can be involved. These projects represent our desire to serve at-risk children in our community. We “see” the Christ Child in each child we help
Our Chapter members knit, crochet, cut, sew, or assemble various items for infants including hooded towels, onesies, receiving blankets, burp cloths, afghans, newborn hand mitts, and more. Each Layette is packed in a diaper bag provided by donations from our Knights of Columbus Council. More than 800 layettes containing ten handmade items for newborns are distributed to mothers in need and their newborn babies at Chandler Regional Hospital, Maricopa County Clinic Nurse Family Partnership, Valleywise Health, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, St Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, and South Phoenix Healthy Start.
Members sew more than 500 quilts each year and distribute them to children at six area hospitals and agencies, including Aid to Women Center, First Way Pregnancy Support Center, Life Choices Women’s Clinic, New Life Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Southwest Family Advocacy Center. These are given in hopes of providing comfort during the challenging time the children face in their young lives.
Bedtime Bags & Teddy Bears
Teddy Bears are cut, stuffed, and sewn together and afterwards, “Teddy Bear ladies” give them a face and they are lovingly named. Each year, more than 750 bags containing a t-shirt, wash cloth, personal hygiene items, and a handmade Teddy Bear are provided to area agencies for children in crisis. These agencies include Black Family & Children’s Services, Elim House (Salvation Army), New Life Center, Phoenix Family Advocacy Center, UMOM New Day Center, and Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter.
Literacy Enrichment Volunteer Opportunities
Book Club Buddies
Each month during the school year, our chapter members visit Fourth and Fifth grade students at St. Matthew Catholic School to discuss a book that was distributed the previous month. Students enjoy creating a craft project associated with the theme of the book they just finished.
Storybook Friends at St. Agnes & St. John Vianney Catholic Schools
Each month during the school year, members read to First graders to instill the love of reading, word recognition, and basic reading skills.
Members exchange letters with students at St. Agnes Catholic School as they prepare to receive their First Holy Communion.