Christmas Assistance

  • Christmas Assistance

    Through community support and dedicated partners, our Christmas Assistance Program provides gifts at Christmastime to some 3,000 families and about 5,000 children across Central Virginia and allows us to share with them the love of Christ.

    Our prayer is that through this program, families are able to save their hard-earned funds to cover rent, utilities, and food, rather than spend those funds on Christmas gifts for their children. After the application period and week-long distribution of gifts, we continue to provide solutions to the families who receive Christmas Assistance. Solutions come in the form of a listening ear, education opportunities, utility bill assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, warm meals, worship opportunities, and more, through our various programs.

    Interested in Volunteering at Christmas?

    If so, please click here to create a volunteer profile. Once you’ve created your volunteer profile, you’ll see a list of our current Christmas volunteer opportunities and will be able to sign-up based on your schedule.

    Families Requesting Christmas Assistance

    All appointments for Christmas Assistance in Richmond and the Tri-Cities have been filled.  We do not anticipate opening additional appointments at this time.  Please call 211 for more information about other organizations in the Commonwealth offering Christmas Assistance.

    NOTE: In an effort to preserve the magic of Christmas, children are not allowed at the application site or Christmas Distribution Center.


    2017 Christmas Distribution Period & Locations

    Applicants should pick-up gifts during their appointment time, as highlighted on the confirmation sheet received at the time of registration.

     Please be sure to bring the following items with you to your pick-up appointment:

    • Registration Confirmation Sheet (given at registration, will have your appointment date/time highlighted)
    • Photo I.D.


    Dates: Monday, December 11 – Thursday, December 14, 2017
    Location: 6807 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23225 (Previously K-Mart)


    Dates: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Location: 1228 South West Street, Petersburg, VA 23803