Other Service Projects

"It is with great humility and appreciation that I give my heartfelt thanks for another year of support for SPIRIT Day Camp. Since 1984 the Christ Child Society has made it possible for hundreds of children and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in community based recreation and life time leisure activities.  Words cannot express the level of gratitude that I have for the Christ Child Society."
-- George Armstrong, Spirit Day Camp

 

The Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan is active in many service projects in addition to the Layettes, Backpacks, Showers of Love, and Christmas projects.

 

Blanket Brigade

This project is a good way to begin to meet members while working on the fleece blankets in our Christ Child House. There is no need to know how to sew. There are two ways to participate: either come to one of the monthly sessions and/or pick up a bag of the blankets and work at home.  These blankets are used for the Head Start Backpack Program and the Foster Care Kits.


 

Spirit Camp at Camp Daggett

Spirit Camp is a yearly (in May), 2-day camp event for students with special needs from Patricia Taylor School, ISD. Christ Child Society supports the camp by providing art supplies and volunteers to assist in the art tent and serve food during lunch.

 

Tutoring
Christ Child members serve as tutors for elementary students in area schools.  This is a wonderful way to connect directly with students in a classroom. There is always a need for tutors in the classroom. 

 

Read to Me

Members enjoy reading to preschool children in Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and Alanson schools. The pre-school teachers are thrilled that our members read to their children and provide each child with a book to take home after each reading. Readers have been greeted enthusiastically and the children are always excited when it’s reading time.


 

Diaper Pantry

The Diaper Pantry Project provides diapers to families in need. The pantry recently moved to the Manna building and diapers are distributed on the 1st and 3rd Friday. More than 1,100 infants and toddles received diapers last year.

 

Camp Quality

When a cancer diagnosis comes to a child, in a lot of ways, childhood stops. Vacations, family time, crafts, and campfires are replaced with doctor visits, chemo, isolation and restrictions. With children’s safety and medical needs forefront, Camp Quality Michigan breaks down those barriers for children and families and restores the childhood experience. Surrounded by new friends that can relate, loving volunteers who care, and loads of fun experiences, Camp Quality campers find joy, courage and renewed hope for the future. They are free to be themselves . . . free to be kids again.


 

Scholarships

Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan awards scholarships to area students in need.

 

Support for Music Programs

Christ Child Society is also funding a music program conducted by two retired Wolverine staff members and has provided string instruments, sheet music and shirts for the student musicians.

 

Special Requests

Christ Child Society provides support of a significant number of special requests each year.

 


 

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You can be a part of this rewarding program by Joining Us in the Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan or by donating for the supplies for our Showers of Love.

 

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Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan, P.O. Box 132, Harbor Springs, MI  49740-1430

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P.O. Box 132, Harbor Springs, MI  49740-1430

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