Service Programs

Service ProgramsIn December 1884, Mary Virginia Merrick was told about a woman who would soon give birth and who had no clothes for her baby. Quickly organizing her sisters and friends, Mary Virginia provided a complete layette in time for the infant's arrival. This was the beginning of what became the signature program of the Christ Child Society – the layette program. Other service programs soon followed as members identified ever-changing needs within the community.

Members lead, organize and support these "Follow the Child" programs that impact the smallest members of our community:






LayettesSince 1948, the Christ Child Society's Milwaukee Chapter has provided needy newborns in the greater Milwaukee area with a complete baby layette.

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"My Stuff" Bags

MyStuffConcern about children who have been removed from homes because of abuse, neglect or natural disaster led society members to initiate the "My Stuff" Bag Project.

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Second Saturday

SecondSaturdayThe mission of the Second Saturday Program is to help mothers and their children by providing a regular meeting place where they can participate in social and educational activities with an emphasis on reading. As the name implies, the program meets on the second Saturday of the month, from September through May, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click here for specific details.

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Supportive Aides

Supportive AidesSociety members volunteer throughout the school year as tutors and supportive aides - including library aides - at Blessed Savior South Elementary School. They help and encourage children to become better students and assist teachers in many ways. The Christ Child Society Milwaukee Chapter is pleased to have provided the following support for students, teachers and staff:

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Resale Shop & Boutique/eBay

ResaleThe Resale Shop is an outgrowth of rummage sales sponsored by the Christ Child Society.

The shop opened on April 1, 1995 in the former Our Lady of Sorrows Convent. In December of 2004, the shop was relocated to 4033 W. Good Hope Road at Our Lady of Good Hope Parish. The shop continues to operate at this site.

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tions from our members.  Merchandise includes clothing for the whole family plus housewares, linens, furniture, books and toys. Fine china, glassware, jewelry and high-end clothing – seen in the “Classy Closet” – can be found at affordable prices. The income generated by the Resale Shop is used to support Christ Child Society projects vital to the Milwaukee community.


Christ Child Society Resale Shop & Boutique

4033 West Good Hope Road

Milwaukee, WI  


Resale Shop Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays   9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

First and Third Saturdays of each month    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



We sell a variety of items on eBay using the seller name milwaukeechristchildsociety. Search by seller using the advanced search option. 100% of the profits from our eBay store help our organization serve children in our community.


Questions: Call (414) 540-0489 



ScholarshipsThe Christ Child Society awards $20,000 in scholarships annually to children in the greater Milwaukee area who are not eligible for other educational funding. Through scholarship assistance, recipients are able to pursue their academic goals in Catholic education.

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OutreachChrist Child Society "Follows the Child" by addressing the changing needs of children of all ages. Members do this by volunteering at many community-centered groups that help support children:

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