Contact Information

Bethany Kistler, Chapter President

PO Box 340091
Columbus, OH 43234-0091

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The Christ Child Society of Columbus Chapter has its roots in a chance conversation between founding members Kay Gibbons and Mary Ann Celebrezze in early 1981.  They had both been in CCS chapters in other cities.  The group was formed with the blessing of Bishop Herrman and the help of Helen McDaniel of Catholic Social Services, the Dayton CCS Chapter, the National Christ Child Society and a group of 28 founding members.   The Columbus Chapter received its charter at the National meeting in April of 1983 and was incorporated in 1985.  As with all Christ Child Chapters, our first service project in the community was to assemble and distribute layettes to area hospitals and service organizations to be given to needy babies.



Layette Program
Rosemont Cooking Class
Crib Club
Tutoring at All Saints Academy
Meals at Run the Race Club
Scholarships for students with financial need attending Catholic High Schools
Christ Child Child Care Center:
     Weekly Library Time
     Monthly Literacy Enrichment, Holiday Parties
     Monthly Music Class
     Project Starfish, short-term tuition grants
St. Stephens Community House Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors
Help sort and pack over 8000 backpacks for Tom Fennessey/Mike Harden Back-to-School Project

Columbus Layette Packing                             Columbus Layette Packing 

Media Coverage

Columbus Parent - Welcome Baby 


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