The Incarnation of Christ, as its name implies, is the motive power which gave birth to the Christ Child Society and still inspires its members.  Therefore, the spirit of the Society is one of boundless charity, expressing itself in service for the children of the poor, whose needs present to our efforts an almost limitless field of labor.               Mary Virginia Merrick

Members are the single most essential constituents for the success of any Christ Child Society chapter.  Recruiting, engaging and retaining members are vital concerns for chapter leadership regardless of the size or structure of the group. 

Follow the links for ideas from our Chapters.





Membership Appreciation and Recognition

New Chapters

National's Role in New Chapter's 

If you know someone interested in starting a Chapter please direct them to the National Office. We will be happy to discuss the process with them.


Conference 2011-Is It Still Your Grandmother's Volunteering? 


Operating Manual & Guidelines (OMG)

Membership (OMG)

Provisional Year and New Member Orientation Guide -OMG

Membership Transfers and Transfer Form


Examples & Forms




Junior Christ Child Society

Over 10 years ago the Detroit Chapter reinitiated the Junior Christ Child Society for high school aged members. The first Junior Christ Child Society had been started in 1932 but disbanded over the years.  The idea was reborn with the increasing interest in service by young adults and the growing service requirements in high school. Although the program initially was for young women it has grown to include young men also; today, there are over 100 members. The students meet regularly and do everything from stuffing envelopes to planning special events for the boys at the Christ Child House. The group boasts being big on fun and service and light on meetings. Each year some members move on to college leaving room for new members with new ideas. Hopefully some may return as members of the Christ Child Society one day, but regardless they leave with an understanding and appreciation of the work of the Society.