From Jennifer, A recipient of Clothing and Layettes: November 29, 2012
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the bag of clothes, toiletries, and beautiful handmade blankets that were provided by you through the Summit County Children's Services. The items were very useful on that first stressful day and the handmade blankets really touched my heart
From Mary, A Recipient of Layettes: November 17, 2012
Near the end of our Christmas Boutique, a woman named Mary approached a Christ Child Board Member and shared the following story: Thirty years ago I was an unwed, homeless mother who had just given birth to twin daughters, and I was presented with two layettes from the Christ Child Society of Akron. I want to thank you and share with you how much that small gift affected my life and the lives of my daughters. Two years after the girls were born, I married, and in the years following, became a Christian, went back to school and became a registered nurse. My two girls are now successful young women. I am forever grateful to the Christ Child Society and would like you to have this check for $200 - $100 for each of my daughters.
Added by the CCS Board member: A heartwarming story for all of us. May we never forget that we are the hands and feet of Christ in a sometimes difficult world. It is these small acts of kindness that have lasting effects. Yours in Christ's Love, Rita B.
From A Recipient of School Clothing: Fall 2012
From Carol, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Summa: July, 2012
RE: Infant Bereavement Services
"Thank you so much for the beautiful blankets and gowns. Also, the pockets are perfect! We use those for our very early losses that come through our ER. Thank you for being so thoughtful. A special thanks to Ginny for emailing me to make sure we have enough during the summer. Thanks just doesn't seem like enough to say for our appreciation of your awesome work, but thank you so much!"
From Carla Sibley, Community Relations Director, Akron Public Schools: June 2012
"On behalf of Akron Public Schools, thank you very much for your donation of $500 to purchase pencil boxes for the Akron Public Schools/Akron Zoo Backpack Adventure. Christ Child's sponsorship will help provide school supplies for thousands of our elementary school students. Again thank you for helping us in this special event. We appreciate the continued support of our community partners."
From Recipients of Children's School Clothing: Fall 2010
"This was a blessing to and for my family and words cannot express enough how much this meant to me and the family."
"I am a single parent of 3, I couldn't afford clothes for all of them. Thank you."
"There were so many useful items contained in those bags - she has a wonderful start in life because of your generosity — it is truly a gift given in His love."
From Pat Shea, Director, Community Pregnancy Center
RE: Layette Program
"Thank you and may God bless you for helping us with layettes. They are really wonderful."
From Sr. Jane Pank, Program Director, H.M. Life Opportunity Services, May, 2007
RE: Camperships and summer programming for children.
"It is through (your) kindness that HMLOS can offer homeless, single parent families the opportunities to become economically self-supportive."
From Darryl Fieldman, Ronald McDonald House Board President Aug. 8, 2006
RE: Donation of cookies and bread
"Your continued interest in and support of our House surely confirms you are special friends."