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…caring for children since 1957


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     Women together--caring for children in need

       Mailing address:  P.O. Box 13411, Akron, Ohio 44334-8811


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What we do 


This past year we have provided the following to children in need:

 1,800children received new clothing, including uniform pants, shirts, sweaters, coats, hats, gloves, socks, and underwear. 
200newborns received layettes, which included infant clothing, socks, diapers, wipes, bottles, blankets and more.
 545Friendship Bags, with toiletry kits (plus an additional 525 kits of toiletries only), were distributed to children who had to be removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. 


Infant Bereavement Gifts were delivered to the hospitals to be distributed to families who lost a new baby. 

A Health and Litercy project in Partnership with the Akron Public Schools consisting of: participation in the Annual Backpack Adventure at the Akron Zoo; assisting with vision and hearing screening at nine APS schools; reading to primary classes and tutoring at several schools.

Mentoring activities with teens & you moms through a partnership with First Glance, providing programs once per month in areas such as budgeting, nutrition, cooking and nurturing of their children. 

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Our programs are all developed to serve particular needs and are based on referrals from the counselors of the various organizations we continue to partner with, the Akron Public Schools, Charter Schools, Children Services, Pregnancy Care and other agencies.  As an all-volunteer organization, we have been able to use your donations to meet these services.  Your support continues to help us stay on budget and meet our fundraising goals.  We could not have served as many children without the support of the community.  This August, Christ Child Society of Akron was honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Summit for Kids Organization Award for our service. 

Each clothing order costs us about $65.  We include: 2 uniform pants, 3 shirts and a sweater, 5 undershirts, 5 pr. of socks and underwear, a coat, hat, and gloves.  Please help us provide uniforms and coats to Akron's children in need.  Click on the donate button, or send your donation to: P.O. Box 13411, Akron, OH 44334-8811.  Any questions? Use the contact button above.  

We are blessed to live in a community that cares for our children. We invite businesses, community organizations, churches and schools to partner with us as we work to provide newborn layettes and uniforms, coats and clothing for our area children in need.  Please help us by sponsoring a Clothe-A-Child Day or event. Scroll across the menu above to 'Support Us' and then click 'Clothe-A-Child' for more information.

Do you need a uniform, coat or other clothing for your child?

The uniform and coat gift package is available for families in need or families experiencing difficult times.  Please contact your child's school counselor, who will send us a request.  Due to the enormous demand for this gift, we can only accept requests from school counselors and principals.  We are not able to help every family but will do everything we can to help those in most need.  We appreciate your understanding.

Our history

Founded by Mary Virginia Merrick in Wahington, D.C. in 1887 the Christ Child Society is devoted to promoting the welfare of all children.  For more than 125 years, the non-profit, all volunteer organization has fed, clothed, housed and educated tens of thousands of youngsters in the communities where each of its 40 chapters are chartered.

The Christ Child Society of Akron, a chapter of the National Christ Child Society, was founded in 1957.  It operates without a paid administrative staff and all funds donated, remain in Akron to directly benefit children in our community.

Clothing Center

Normally we work at the Center each Saturday morning from 8 AM to 10 AM and welcome all friends, family and interested volunteers to join us on packing days.  We do not work in June-July, but members should check the Friday Features email for hours beginning in August.    

Upcoming Events

Members should check the Friday Features email for upcoming events, boutique and other workshops, as well as service projects schedules.