2014 Red Shoe Award recipient Cile Smith (center) with Connie Maloney (left) and Mary Baxa, membership chairpersons.

In appreciation of her 56 years of service to the Christ Child Society, Cile Smith was recognized at the spring banquet with the 2014 Marjorie Wilmot Red Shoe Award.

A member since 1958, Cile has given her time and talents to virtually every aspect of the organization. Valuing education, Cile authored a book of lesson plans for religious education classes, taught the mentally challenged at St. Margaret Mary Parish, worked as a teacher’s aide and “home project” worker, and currently tutors at Our Lady of Sorrows. Over the years, she has chaired committees at the annual rummage sale and outings for children at St. John’s School for the Deaf and served as reservation chair for events.

Cile has served on the Christ Child Society’s board, volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and vision screening. After 56 years, Cile is not slowing down. These days you’ll find her behind the cash register at the Resale Shop or filling backpacks in our My Stuff Program. Needless to say, in her friendly, quiet and unassuming manner, she has proven faithfulness, dependability, service and leadership. The Christ Child Society is proud to recognize Cile’s selflessness with the 2014 Red Shoe Award.

The Marjorie Wilmot Red Shoe Award is presented each year to one member of the Milwaukee chapter whose light shines in many directions and whose dedication to the society and to those we serve is exemplary. Marjorie Wilmot was the founder of the Milwaukee chapter in 1948.