1992 Gilman Award Recipient, 2000-2001 Teacher of the Year, President of United Methodist Women, President and Secretary of the United Methodist Family Services Auxiliary, Mission Team Chairperson, Choir Member, Bell Ringer, Volunteer for numerous organizations, Wife, Mother, Grandmother - all titles that describe Helen Wood over her 30 years as a teacher and her lifetime of committment to serving others.
This year, Helen adds another title, 2023 Henrico Christmas Mother to the list. A volunteer with the program since her retirement from Henrico County Public Schools in 2004, Helen has helped set up our warehouse and shared her warm heart and lovely smile as she shopped with program recipients each December. More recently, as a Council Member Helen has served with our Food and Fundraising and Communications Committees, and worked closely with HCPS as our Schools Liaison.
Helen has lived in Henrico County all her life. She and Phin, her husband of 58 years, have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Helen wants everyone to know that she relishes this opportunity to give back to the community which has nurtured her throughout her life. And she invites you to join her in supporting our neighbors in need.
Let us know if you'd like the Henrico Christmas Mother to visit your school or organization by emailingHelen Wood - firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Henrico Christmas Mother Helen Wood
SHOW HELEN YOUR SUPPORT
BY DONATING TODAY
Henrico Christmas Mother volunteers shop year round to ensure our warehouse is well stocked for our clients in December. Your support helps further a tradition of neighbors helping neighbors that began in 1942.
Over 80 years of neighbors helping neighbors!
From our beginning in 1942 when school teacher Mittie McCraw Nelson asked her students to bring canned goods to share with their neighbors in need, Henrico Christmas Mother has been committed to our mission to provide assistance in the form of food, new clothing, books and toys to qualifying families, seniors, and disabled adults during the holiday season.
Our volunteer Council Members work year round to ensure each program recipient enjoys a shopping experience characterized by choice and diginity.
Henrico Christmas Mother is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization not affiliated with state or local government. A financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs.