Christ Child Society of Dayton

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Christ Child Society of Dayton
Today’s Date: * Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 31-6043079
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1955
Address *

P.O. Box 292058
Dayton, Ohio 45429
United States
County * Montgomery
Your Name * Linda Skuns
Your Title * volunteer grant writer
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (937) 222-4998
Executive Director’s Name * Anita Delaney
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? Christ Child Society of Dayton is a nonprofit association of
volunteers, embracing members of all denominations, dedicated to serving at-risk children regardless of race or creed.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
  • (11) Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Since 1974, The Christ Child Society of Dayton has been providing vouchers to pay for coats and shoes chosen by the children receiving the items. In 2001, vouchers to help with the cost of school uniforms were added to the program. Each year, in early fall, school principals and social service agencies, through whom we work are contacted to determine the number of vouchers they are requesting. Numbered voucher forms are distributed to the schools and organizations who in turn track the recipients of the vouchers and care is taken that children receive only one set of vouchers each. The families take the vouchers to JC Penney stores and may purchase uniforms, coats and shoes with the vouchers. The vouchers are for a fixed amount and any excess amount spent is the responsibility of the purchaser. The clothing items purchased may not be returned for cash or credit, ensuring that vouchers will be used for their intended purpose, to clothe a needy child.

Since the economic downturn in 2008, our organization has not been able to fulfill all the requests we receive. As such, we have solicited grant monies to help fill this gap of need. Although we are still unable to fill all requests, we make every attempt to obtain funds from any likely source. We anticipate that the need will be greater this year because of the devastation of the tornados in some of the areas served.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Opportunities for volunteers vary. We usually need volunteers for preparation at the Red Wagon Luncheon.
Volunteer coordinator Mary Ann Hemmert
Volunteer coordinator’s email address