Neighbors helping neighbors. The Henrico Christmas Mother is selected by the Henrico Christmas Mother Council, a group of former Henrico Christmas Mothers and Annual Members committed to helping our neighbors. The Henrico Christmas Mother Program relies on hundreds of volunteers and thousands of donors to provide new clothes, toys, books and food to more than 6,000 Henrico County residents who need our help during the holiday season. We serve:
Low income families with children
Adults with disabilities
2012 Henrico Christmas Mother Terry Brady with a young program recipient
Your tax-deductible donation can help!
Henrico Christmas Mother is run by our all-volunteer Council with the assistance of only one part-time staff member allowing us to make sure every dollar possible is spent on our programs.
Funds are needed year round!
You can help us take advantage of deals and shopping specials all year round, helping your dollars go further, by making your donation today. Make a secure credit card payment by clicking the Pay Pal "Donate" button at the bottom of this page, or mail a check to:
Henrico Christmas Mother P.O. Box 70338 Henrico, VA 23255-0338
The little guy in the photo with this year's Henrico Christmas Mother doesn't know how hard his mom works to keep food in his tummy, heat their home, or make sure he has warm clothes to wear. But we're sure he knows she loves him. Please join us in helping this working mom and others share in the joy of the holiday season.
Andrew Lickey volunteers to sort canned goods because "when I was growing up, this is where a lot of my Christmases came from."
Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who helped make our 2012 Henrico Christmas Mother season a huge success. More than 5,500 people have been touched by your kindess.
You Can Help!
Click on one of the links to the left for details on how you or your organization can:
∑Make a Donation ∑Sponsor a Family ∑Volunteer No experience necessary Ė only a friendly smile!Corporate volunteer groups are welcome.
Henrico County residents apply for assisatance at the warehouse
Click on the Apply for Help link on the left to find out where and when you may apply for assistance.Be sure to note what you need to bring with you for proof of residency, income, age and/or disability.Donít forget to bring Social Security cards for all members of the household.
How We Began:
During World War II,Mrs. George Nelson, a Henrico County schoolteacher, asked her students to fill Christmas food baskets for local families in need.Since 1942, we have helped thousands of families, thanks to the generosity of individuals, families and businesses over the years.
Henrico Christmas Mother is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization not affiliated with state or local government.