Christ Child Society of Boca Raton is part of a national organization that was founded in 1887 and we are one of 45 chapters nationwide. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 group of volunteers dedicated to having a positive and immediate impact on the lives of vulnerable children in our community.

The Boca Raton chapter was founded in 1991, when eight members of the Palm Beach Chapter realized that there was an interest and a need for a chapter in southern Palm Beach County. The new chapter was chartered in 1992 and incorporated in 1996.

Since inception the chapter has supported the signature initiative of the Christ Child Society by providing layettes to mothers and infants through the community agencies and hospitals.

As membership has grown we have expanded to add literacy and basic needs programs to help us reach even more children and families in our community.

We partner with area organizations and social service agencies to identify at-risk families in Palm Beach County that would benefit from our support. Our members donate their time and talents to support our service programs:

  • Layettes program for new mothers
  • Back-to-school book bags with school supplies
  • Literacy-books for classroom & at-home libraries; Reading Buddies
  • Christ Child Society National Day of Service
  • Easter Baskets

Our members show our love for children in action according to the charge of our organization’s founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, Servant of God: “Nothing is ever too much to do for a child.”

We have become friends through our work. We welcome others to join us so we can have an even greater impact in the future. The need is there.


The Christ Child Society of Boca Raton is a non-profit organization of members dedicated to service to children in need, for love of the Christ

Christ child society prayer

Remember in this sacrifice of Your own and only Child, all children everywhere throughout the world, and grant that like Your Son, as they increase in years, they may grow in grace and wisdom before You, and in the sight of all, for the improvement and saving of the world. Jesus, the Friend of little children, bless the little children of the world.