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.

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?

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.