Our founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, said "nothing is ever too much to do for a child."
What would you like to do for a child?
Wrap a baby in a handmade “gift of love.” Knit or crochet a handmade blanket measuring 36” x 36”. Yarn can be picked up at the CCS office.
Include a prayer with the blankets we provide. Tie miraculous medals onto the layette prayer cards.
Help distribute layettes to families in need and see the impact our welcome kits have on the community. Pick up layettes at the CCS office and deliver to a local agency.
Keep babies clean, dry, and happy. Repackage diapers for inclusion in the layettes.
Student Success program
Book Bunch at Family Place
Help introduce the joy of books to babies and toddlers at the Family Place! Volunteers read books to mothers and babies and plan fun sensory, educational, and crafty activities.
Don Bosco Cristo Rey Opportunities
Financial Aid Night
Help students complete FAFSA forms at financial aid night for seniors.
Time commitment: October 2nd at 4:30pm
Pizza, Pen and Paper
Help a student prepare for college by helping them polish off their college essays/personal statements.
Time commitment: Wednesday, October 16th at 8am
Help facilitate admission interviews for new students.
Time commitment: January 25th, February 22nd, March 28th, and April 25th at 9am
Provide students with afterschool academic support.
Time commitment: Tuesdays-Friday starting second week of September, 3:30-4:30pm
Contact: Kathleen Curtin at email@example.com
Girls on the Rise program
Rebel Girls Book Club
Enjoy books and lively discussion on women of significance of today and yesterday with the Girls on the Rise at the Merrick Center. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books and lesson plans provided. Volunteers bring materials for activities and a snack.
Help kick off the school year with Girls Summit where girls and their parents learn new skills, tools and resources to help them succeed during the academic year.
Host a Drive
Host a drive at your parish, workplace, or school to collect materials needed for our programs. We are always in need of drives for diapers, books, hygiene products, healthy snacks, or winter accessories. Signage and flyers will be provided.
CCS Main Office
Help out with administrative tasks at the CCS office! We always need people to help us with mailings – membership mailing, invitations to events and annual giving appeals.
Volunteer at our upscale consignment shop in Georgetown! Volunteers are needed for sales, stocking, merchandising, and assisting with consignment appointments.
Join your fellow CCS members, friends and family in this Chapter-wide cleanup of the Merrick Center. We will be working in the garden and cleaning up our indoor space.
Book and Baby Fair
Join your fellow CCS DC Chapter members, friends and families for this fun Saturday dedicated to books and babies! Volunteers are needed to host book and baby equipment drives, transport items to the Center, provide food and snacks, and help community members on the day of the Fair.
Interested in any of these?
Just email us and let us know and we will get you started!
Thank you so much for volunteering to help those children in our community who need us!