Serving the needy children of Lake County, Ohio

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SAVE THE DATE - Thursday November 17, 2016

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In honor of Mary Virginia Merrick's 150th birthday on November 2nd, we will celebrate and volunteer together on November 17th!!! Our first National Christ Child
Make A Difference Day!
Members from all over the United States will be volunteering and celebrating to improve the lives of others!
Join us for a relaxed time with friends. Sit and crochet or knit a baby afghan, others will be assembling the layette sets.
We look forward to highlighting our founders memory and legacy.
Join us at St. John Vianney's for birthday cake, other refreshments will be provided.
Further details to be announced...
Stay tuned!


The Society is the local chapter of the National Society and is dedicated to the needs of children in Lake County, Ohio. Some of the services provided are:

The membership of approximately 200 women contribute over 10,000 volunteer hours per year to the community.


The Projects and Activities are entirely operated by volunteer members of the local organization. Open to men and women of all creeds, the Society forms its members thru an approximately 6 month training period. All members are required to contribute 32 hours per year to projects of the Society. For more infomation see the Member Page

The society operates The Clothing Cottage, a site to purchase lightly used clothing at low cost. You are invited to come to the store to donate or to review the items for purchase. Located in the Painesville Commons Shopping Center the shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30AM to 4:30PM with extended hours at various times of the year. For more information see the Cottage Page.

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