Giving Back

Fiory Receives Christ Child Society 2015 Virginia Merrick Award at Annual Baby Shower

f78da4b7a5a47605ea87_showerjean.jpg
Christ Child Society of Summit co-presidents Kathryn Colao and Lori White with 2015 Virginia Merrick Awardee Jean Fiory. Credits: Angeli Breen
f78da4b7a5a47605ea87_showerjean.jpg

SUMMIT, NJ - The Christ Child Society of Summit (CCS) has awarded Jean Fiory with the 2015 Mary Virginia Merrick Award. Kathryn Colao, CCS Co-President, presented the honor to Fiory at its Annual Baby Shower.

The Award is given to one of CCS's members who exemplifies the spirit of their founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, with her devotion to serving children, and her dedication to the Christ Child Society.

"Most known for her steadfast dedication to the layette program, Jean cares deeply about the quality of her work and the presentation of the clothing and items that are given to the families served by the Christ Child Society," said Colao.

Sign Up for E-News

The Annual Baby Shower, attended by more than 100 members and guests gathered at a mass at St. Teresa’s Memorial Hall celebrated by Father Gregory Salamone, and was followed by lunch catered by What a Dish of Summit.

The event, started nine years ago, collects donations of baby items and funds that are used to create layettes that are donated to families in need from Overlook and Morristown hospitals. Lisa Lielblock, a nurse at Overlook Hospital's clinic ward, spoke at the event and expressed how the donated layettes touched area families in need.

"New moms are so shocked to receive such a kind gift given to them by strangers. Thank you for all your work, it is truly appreciated,” said Lielblock.

Event Co-chairs Julie Vlass and Shelia Schlageter continue to collect layette items such as outfits, pajamas, receiving blankets, and onesies in newborn and 3-month sizes. To make a donation, or for more information about the Christ Child Society of Summit, visit christchildsummit.org.

 
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_5842739aa0bf7254c392_what_stays_graphic

Sat, February 17, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

What Stays by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar

Carousel_image_bc30a776270d0825eaac_what_stays_graphic

Sun, February 18, 2:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

What Stays by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar

Carousel_image_5ee8c2f0eb2fa7451dad_1936833_116854767125_491173_n

Sun, February 18, 3:00 PM

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit

NJIO's Winter Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Summit Fire Department Blotter

12/16/17 7:42 am     FD dispatched to DE FOREST AVENUE and MAPLE STREET for a strong odor of natural gas in area. On arrival found an outside odor of natural gas. PSEG was requested and responded to the scene. Readings of 7% natural gas were found in the manholes in the center of the intersection. CVS was checked and zero readings for natural gas were found. Summit FD was released ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 12, 2018

2/1 - At 0955 hours a report was taken for a theft of a street sign. The unlawful incident occurred between an unknown time frame on Pine Grove Avenue. Value of the street sign was not immediately available at the time of the report.

2/5 - Roberto C. Noel-Berman, 23, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. Mr. Noel-Berman was released with a pending court date.

2/5 - ...

Assistance Programs Available for JCP&L Customers to Help with Winter Heating Bills

February 16, 2018

As the cold weather continues, financial assistance programs are available for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who need help with winter heating bills.

Assistance to qualifying JCP&L customers is available through the Lifeline, Universal Service Fund (USF), Weatherization, Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) and New Jersey SHARES programs.

Lifeline ...

Video: Point View's Deitze Tell CNBC Fed is 'On Track' for March Rate Hike

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC on how to position your portfolio despite more volatility:

cnbc.com/video

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Doing Well While Doing Good

The new tax law is predicted to reduce significantly the number of taxpayers who itemize deductions.  That has some concerned about charitable giving. There are ways for taxpayers who do not itemize deductions to give to charity and still receive some tax benefits.

Give from your IRA. Those aged 70-1/2 or older, who must take required minimum distributions from retirement accounts, can ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

Movies! Movies! Movies! - Three Ways to Enjoy Movies

Most people who use the Summit Free Public Library are familiar with our video collection: thousands of DVDs and nearly 800 BluRays -- and growing!

In addition to recent box-office hits and Hollywood classics, we have foreign films, anime, and musical performances from Aida to ZZ Top. Binge-watch a must-see TV series, discover a new one, or introduce your kids to your childhood ...