Education and Literacy

“The personal element brings true charity to life.”

Mary Virginia Merrick, Founder, National Christ Child Society

Mary Virginia Merrick’s words still resonate more than a century later, especially for the members of the Christ Child Society of Baltimore, revitalized in September 2012. The group is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of Baltimore-area residents through a wide range of volunteer efforts — all designed to serve the contemporary needs of children and families. “Our group is made up of volunteers of all faiths,” says volunteer, Cathleen White, “and we are excited to continue the tradition of helping children and families in the Baltimore community.”

Through a variety of hands-on activities and other efforts, the group offers support with many different programs in three main areas:

  • Education and Literacy
  • Infant Care and Parenting
  • Basic Needs

Volunteers participate in many ways: volunteering at one of our non-profit partners, planning outreach, coordinating or collecting donations, joining a knitting group, making a monthly casserole, sorting needed items, or making donations. The group includes professionals, college students, youth and adult groups, stay-at-home and working moms, empty nesters, and retired neighbors.

Won’t you join us?

The Chapter holds monthly, one-hour, update meetings at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Timonium at 11856 Mays Chapel Road 21093, at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month. Everyone is welcome!

Please feel free to contact us by email at: and visit Our Programs page for more information about our different initiatives.

Christine at Armistead Gardens SchoolThe Christ Child Society of Baltimore views books as a “basic need” for children. We were thrilled to give Armistead Gardens School teacher Christine a donation of 400 books for Family Reading Night.