Even in a relatively prosperous county like Henrico, there are many who struggle to provide basic necessities. Since 1942, Henrico Christmas Mother's mission has been to provide holiday assistance to Henrico families with children, seniors age 65+ and disabled adults in the form of food, new clothing, books, toys and other gift items to those we serve.
Your donation can make a difference.
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 – only a friendly smile!Corporate volunteer groups are welcome.
Your donation helps a struggling mother provide Christmas for her young children.
2013 Henrico Christmas Mother Harriet Long
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
This year's Henrico Christmas Mother is a retired school teacher, but fellow Council members will tell you she is all about shopping for the best toy bargains she can find for our program recipients. With your help, Harriet hopes to provide assistance to 1,800 Henrico families, including seniors and disabled adults.
Henrico Christmas Mother is one of the area beneficiaries of Martin's Share a Holiday Meal program. When you make a donation, you are helping to feed 1,548 families in Henrico County.
Look for the display at area Martin's stores.
Thank you for your support!
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.
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. Don’t forget to bring Social Security cards for all members of the household and birth certificates for all children.
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.