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Our Station Fundraising Sales
are returning on March 5th, 2022! 

As you are doing some after Christmas/early spring cleaning, consider donating your items to the Christmas Station for our Fundraising Sales!

Starting Tuesday, February 1st (through July 27th), you can drop off your donations at our building on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-4pm! Your donations help us fill the building for our sales, which in turn helps us raise money to fund our programs. 

We look forward to receiving your donations AND seeing you shop our Fundraising Sales starting March 5th (each Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-4pm, and the first Saturday of each month, through October 1st)! 

 

2021 Christmas Selection eXpress

On December 7th, 9th, and 11th of 2021, we were honored to serve 231 families which included 129 senior citizens and adults with disabilities and 361 children!  

We were able to continue health safety precautions with all our families, which was very important to us. We asked all family members to wear masks and wait in their cars until their appointment time so we limited the number of people in our building. Everyone was understanding and appreciative of the continued safety measures. 

Our amazing 107 volunteers made CSX a success! These volunteers made calls to schedule volunteers, shopped for items for each department, set up the departments, packed food boxes and personal care bags, made Christmas decoration baskets, checked in families for their appointment, escorted families around the building to select their items, loaded cars, made food, and countless other acts of service throughout the year to make CSX successful. We are so thankful for every person who gave of their time and talents this year!

A special thank you goes out to the following people and businesses that donated food or money to feed our volunteers:

Sister to Sister Catering, Subway, Sharpe Brothers Sanitation Service, Donnie and Lisa of Fisher’s Catering, FoodLion (New London), Josie Arney, Janet Carter, Robert and Rosa Carson, Linda Harris, Stephanie Coughlan, Jenifer Schier, Patty Brown, Peggy Thompson and family.    

Check back in the fall of 2022 for information about our 2022 CSX program!

 

 

Are You in Need of Assistance?

Were You Approved for the 2021 CSX Program?

You are pre-approved for other programs in 2022 including Easter Eggstra, Shoes for Students, and the Year-Round Food Pantry. (Please visit each page for more detailed information on screening and distribution dates.)

Even though you are pre-approved for these programs, you must attend a screening for each program to register so we know you are coming. No additional documentation is needed at these screenings, but you must bring an ID. Please click the individual page links above for next year’s program dates as well as applicant screening dates.

Please note: All families must re-apply for the 2022 CSX program. 

If You Did Not Participate in the 2021 CSX Program:

We would love to assist you with providing for your family!

In addition to our CSX program, there are three other programs we offer throughout the year; Easter Eggstra, Shoes for Students, and the Year-Round Food Pantry. (Please visit each page for more detailed information on screening and distribution dates.)

You must attend a screening for each program listed above. If you are approved for one of the programs, you are approved for the other two. Please click the individual page links for next year’s program dates as well as applicant screening dates.

Please note: All families must re-apply for the 2022 CSX program. 

 

 

We’re in the News!

We had multiple opportunities this year to share about our Christmas Selection eXpress program! 

In November, co-presidents Lori Moorman and Patty Brown sat down with Bedford Chamber of Commerce President Wende Henley and did a podcast about the Christmas Station! Take a listen!

We also appeared in the Lynchburg News & Advance, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Laker Weekly (Smith Mountain Lake), and the Roanoke Times! The same article was in all four newspapers; you can read one of them by clicking here!

In December, WSET-13 and WDBJ-7 visited the Christmas Station during our 2021 CSX! We were honored to show them around and provide information on how we bless families in need during Christmas.

Check out our interviews by clicking the links below!

WSET-13 Interview
WDBJ-7 Interview

 

 

 

 


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Our Mission

The Bedford Community Christmas Station is an all-volunteer, community-wide, non-profit organization (501-c3) that assists low-income families in the Bedford, Virginia community on a seasonal basis by providing a shopping experience characterized by choice and dignity. Serving families with children is our highest priority.

 

How We Accomplish Our Mission

It gives us great joy to help families with their needs by providing food, personal items, clothes and toys for children, teen gifts, and adult gifts in our Christmas program, a pair of new shoes for students, Easter baskets and goodies, and many other opportunities for service throughout the year. 

Please take some time to learn about all the programs we offer throughout the year and how you can get involved! Each program has a dedicated page accessed in the menu on the right of this page.