The Programs of the Christ Child Society are largely supported by our members.
The leadership, financial support, and time that our members contribute to the Society are invaluable. Over 500 strong, our membership varies in age from 23 to 93. While largely comprised of Catholic women, membership in the Christ Child Society is open to anyone. Though not a requirement, many Christ Child Members are also involved in one of our 12 guilds.
Guilds are a subset of the Washington Chapter of the Christ Child Society who are similar in age, life experience and/or living in adjoining parishes and neighborhoods. Historically a Guild is named in honor of a member who exceptionally served the Society. Currently we have twelve active guilds located through out the metropolitan area:
|Patricia Abell||Florence Altemus||Regis Boyle|
|Kathleen Conway-Witts||Leonide Delarue||Agnes Kavanagh|
|Mary Kennedy||Adele Knobloch||Mary Virginia Merrick|
|Esther W. Neill||Theresa Posey||Mary Bryne Tumulty
Each Guild, in addition to being a social outlet, works to raise funds for special CCS projects, chosen by that Guild, to support the general work of the Society. Each Guild partners with one of the schools served by the Society through the Adopt-A-School Program. Through this program the Guild makes donations to schools for the purchase of school library books, recreational equipment, gifts for needy students and their families, art supplies or to fulfill special requests submitted by the school principals.
Guilds are an intricate part of the society working in partnership both with the Washington Chapter and the schools we serve to meet the needs of children in this area. If you are interested in joining a Guild, starting a Guild or would like more information please contact Kara O'Brien, Assistant Executive Director, at 202-966-9250 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.