Outreach

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:

Ronald McDonald House is dedicated to easing the burden of families whose lives have been disrupted as a result of their child's illness or injury. Christ Child Society provides many volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House every week who assist with everything from meal preparation to making beds. More than 40 member volunteers help families at a difficult time in their lives.

Prevent Blindness Wisconsin was founded in 1958 to prevent blindness and to preserve sight in Wisconsin. Since 2009, Chapter members have assisted with vision screening at elementary schools in the Archdiocese. Members are trained and scheduled.

Hope Network empowers people with disabilities or disadvantages to achieve their highest level of independence. Christ Child Society supports Hope Network with layettes for its single mothers. The Second Saturday program is publicized in their newsletter, and chapter members donate books and other needed items to this organization.

Penfield Children Center's Special Care Nursery is a unique resource in the city that combines nursing services, therapy, childcare, special education, palliative/hospice care and family support for medically fragile infants and children. Members hold babies, providing valuable love and care.

St. Coletta Day School is a nonprofit educational program serving children with special needs and provides academic and social curriculum for students from 8 through 17. The Milwaukee chapter has provided scholarships and support for many years. Members volunteer, support their auction and raise funds for scholarships.

St. Francis Children's Center serves children with a wide variety of pediatric issues that affect growth and development including cognitive delays, learning disabilities and behavior challenges. Members volunteer to assist program staff with a variety of needs.