We are fighting an enemy.
It's called poverty.
In Northern Michigan, 1 in 4 children lives in poverty.
Did you know...
In the first three years of life, a child living in a middle income family will be exposed to 30 million more words than a child from a low income family.
A child from a middle income family entering first grade will have experienced 1,700 hours of one-on-one reading time. One-on-one reading time for a child from a low income family is just 25 hours!
Our chapter was founded more than 30 years ago by a small group of women dedicated to serving children in need. Today we have grown our volunteer membership of 200 and we continue to strive to meet the ever growing needs of our community.
Our Vision is to serve impoverished children, or those with special needs in Northern Michigan.
Our Mission is to serve the needs of infants and children in Northern Michigan, without prejudice, through the personal service of its membership, in the love and spirit of the Christ Child.
Our ecumenical chapter membership is made up of compassionate and actively engaged volunteers assisting children requiring clothing, food, education support, as well as those families needing short-term financial aid for their child. Funding for our mission is derived from chapter fund-raising activities, grants, and generous donors.
"Nothing is ever too much to do for a child."
Mary Virginia Merrick, Founder National Christ Child Society 1887
Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan
P.O. Box 132
Harbor Springs, MI 49740