Your generous response to Daphne Maxwell Reid’s invitation helps the Richmond Christmas Mother program share the season’s joy in its 84th campaign.

Because of our many generous donors, $80,000 was distributed to these outstanding nonprofit organizations that match the Richmond Christmas Mother’s mission of assisting those in need at Christmastime.

In addition, the Salvation Army Central Virginia received $150,000 to support its annual Christmas programs and FeedMore received $30,000 for its Mobile Pantry that will deliver the makings of 2,000 Christmas dinners to families in need. These two grants came directly from the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund.

We salute these groups and The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia, which for the fifth year assisted the Richmond Christmas Mother in selecting the recipients.

2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS

ORGANIZATION NAME AMOUNT FUNDED PROJECT NAME
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School $2,500.00 Christmas celebration and giving program
ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation $2,000.00 Holiday celebrations for pediatric cancer families
Assisting Families of Inmates $1,000.00 Holiday assistance project
Better Housing Coalition $1,500.00 Holiday program
Better2gether RVA $1,000.00 Holiday Helping Hands
Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People $1,000.00 Christmas food shares
Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother, Inc. $4,000.00 Feeding families
Children Incorporated $1,500.00 Holiday gift program
ChildSavers $1,000.00 Annual children's holiday party
Colaborando Juntos $1,500.00 El Juguetazo, Three Kings Day celebration
Commonwealth Catholic Charities $1,000.00 Cold Weather Overflow Shelter: 2018 Christmas gift outreach
Communities In Schools of Richmond $2,000.00 Holiday assistance and food support for teen parents
Connor's Heroes Foundation $1,000.00 Helping famlies who are battling childhood cancer during Christmas
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry $3,500.00 Christmas project
Down's Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond $1,000.00 Holiday celebration
Elizabeth Kates Foundation $500.00 Holiday gifts
Elk Hill $2,000.00 2018 Holiday on the Hill
Family Lifeline $1,000.00 Sights and sounds of the holiday season
Family Restoration Network $1,000.00 Christmas at Mosby
Full Circle Grief Center $500.00 Easing grief during the holidays
Gateway Homes, Inc. $1,000.00 Facilitating the joy of giving for those with serious mental illness
Goochland Co. Christmas Mother Association $2,000.00 "Healthy Ones" Ham
Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) Inc. $1,000.00 SCAN's Board of Young Professionals Santa Shop
Hanover Safe Place $1,000.00 Holiday program
Henrico Christmas Mother $4,000.00 Feeding families
HomeAgain $2,500.00 Holiday gifts
Housing Families First $1,000.00 Making dreams possible
HumanKind $1,000.00 Economic Opportunity Participant holiday partnership
Jewish Family Services $500.00 Holiday gifts
Mercy Mall of VA $2,000.00 Adopt-A-Family Christmas program
Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond $1,000.00 Operation Christmas LOVE
NAMI Central Virginia $1,000.00 Holiday dinner and gift campaign for people living with serious mental illness
Nia Inc of Greater Richmond $1,000.00 Toys for children
Northside Outreach Center $1,000.00 Highland Park community Christmas store
OAR of Richmond, Inc. $1,500.00 Adopt-a-Family and Christmas store
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter $2,000.00 Holiday party
Partnership for Families $1,500.00 Holiday event
Pathways-VA, Inc. $1,500.00 Pathways to a brighter holiday
Peter Paul Development Center $3,000.00 Peter Paul Christmas Angel Program
REACHcycles $1,500.00 REACHCycles Christmas bike giveaway event
Richmond Hill $1,000.00 Holiday gathering
Safe Harbor $1,500.00 Holiday meals and cheer
Saint Francis Home $1,000.00 Tacky-lights tour
Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging $2,000.00 Holiday gift baskets for seniors
The Doorways $2,500.00 Christmas Away From Home
UMFS $2,500.00 Christmas gifts for children in foster care
UnBoundRVA $1,000.00 Holiday assistance
USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia $3,000.00 Operation Holiday Spirit
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls $1,500.00 Holiday celebration and gifts
YWCA of Richmond $2,500.00 YWCA holiday giving program
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