What is the Christ Child Society?

The Christ Child Society of Pittsburgh is a non-profit Catholic association of lay volunteers, embracing members of all denominations, expressing its members’ love of the Christ Child through service to God’s children regardless of race, color or creed.

We are continually moved to action by the words of our founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, who said;

“Nothing is ever too much to do for a child.”


The Christ Child Society is happy to extend a warm welcome to all.  We are eager to share with you the many volunteer opportunities available to members of our Society. CCS is a national, non-profit volunteer organization with chapters in many cities including Pittsburgh. We operate under the auspices of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. We serve underprivileged children within our Diocesan area by distributing warm winter coats in Autumn, providing layettes for newborns year round, and contributing both with Societal donations and volunteer service at various agencies.


Members may attend meetings, staff our annual fundraiser, volunteer on our many committees, work on service projects, and receive our quarterly newsletter.  Members may also participate on the national level. Please feel welcome to peruse our website to learn how you may express your love to the Christ Child through service to God’s children.

About Christ Child Society

The Christ Child Society of Pittsburgh was founded in 1992.


Our General Membership Meetings are held at All Saints Parish School (room #1) in Etna, PA. 


View and download our membership form.


We appreciate your support!