What are the Auxiliaries of Christ Child Omaha?
Currently, five auxiliaries make up the 140 volunteers of Christ Child Omaha. A sixth is in its
infancy. All auxiliaries are seeking new members because growth and new ideas keep the
organization vital and interesting! Members are free to move among auxiliaries to find their
“To-be-named“: Is being formed now and will consist of members who do not yet have
school-aged children; these women may range in age from 20’s to 30’s. If there is interest, a
singles group may also be formed.
“Les Anges” means His Angels: most of these women have children in grade school and are
in their 30’s and 40’s
“C’est L’Amour” means It is Love: most of these women have children in high school or
college and are in their 40’s and 50’s
“L’Esprit” means The Spirit: most of these women are empty nesters and are in their 50’s
“Ses Enfants” means His Infants: most of these women are retired and are in their 60’s and
“Ses Amies” means His Friends: these women live in Fordyce, Nebraska and the surrounding
What Does Membership Involve?
Christ Child Omaha members enjoy the dual benefits of friendship and service. The Society
gives members the opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves and to “do
good” for those in need. The auxiliaries operate under the guidance of the Board of Directors
to serve Omaha’s smallest and neediest in a variety of ways. The activities of the Society
have grown from small beginnings. Every auxiliary has the opportunity to serve at casual, fun
unpacking events where volunteers unpack and bundle baby items to prepare for Layette
assemblies. They also assist with production line style Layette assemblies. Members get
first-hand exposure to our partner agencies when they deliver Layettes to the agency
Each auxiliary plans its annual meeting calendar to fit its unique mission enhancement, which
members develop with the support of the Board. For example, Ses Enfants, our most
experienced members, hand sew flannel baby blankets for our Layettes; L’Esprit has
spearheaded our largest fundraiser; Les Anges raises money for car seats and leads a car seat
giveaway program through partner agencies. These opportunities to do good are done in
“small bites” to accommodate busy schedules.
Each auxiliary helps with fundraising. Members are invited to support or attend our Spring
Luncheon, the biennial fall Soiree dinner/mail campaign, and the Memorial Mass and Annual
meeting each November. Members may choose to serve on a fundraiser committee or assist
with other special events which occasionally arise.
A major focus of membership is developing a sense of community among members.
Auxiliaries may plan for spiritual, educational, and social activities according to their
Annual dues are set at $50 a year, but an auxiliary may choose to increase that amount to
support auxiliary functions.
Want more information on joining an auxiliary? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org.