The Christ Child Society, DC is the founding chapter of what has now become a national organization. There are Christ Child Society Chapters across the country. They are all organized under the National Christ Child Society, located in Rockville, MD.
Within the DC Chapter, members are affiliated with guilds or subgroups of members centered around schools, parishes, communities or neighborhoods. Guilds have meetings and fundraisers on behalf of the Society and volunteer in the Chapter’s programs. It is not necessary for a member to join a guild and many DC Chapter members remain at-large.
The members of the Christ Child Society are the lifeblood of the organization and play the predominant role in guiding the Society’s actions. Membership is open to anyone who wants to make an impact on the life of a needy child, but typically consists of women in the greater DC area. Many are members of the Catholic faith but this is not a requirement for membership.
Members are required to pay dues each year. The dues collection starts in July. The average dues cost is $80 (which includes guild dues). Members are also expected to attend Society events and contribute to the Annual Appeal.