2021 Christmas Selection eXpress

Families, senior citizens, and adults with disabilities who have been approved through the screening process for this year’s program will receive their gifts during their shopping appointment on one of these days: December 7th, 9th, or 11th.

These families have also been pre-approved for other programs through 2022. These include Easter Eggstra, Shoes for Students, and the Year-Round Food Pantry. Please note that families must still attend a screening to register for each program. Additional documentation is not required, only an ID. Please click the individual page links for next year’s program dates as well as applicant screening dates.


Looking to Give Back this Christmas?

Here are our Remaining Needs for 2021:

– Gently used children’s coats
– New coats for children and teens
– Warm pajamas for infants, children, and teens
– New toys (PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, My Little Pony, Disney, VTech, LeapFrog)
– Diapers (size 2-5)
– Art supplies for children and teens
– Makeup and nail polish/manicure sets for teen girls
– Cologne sets for teen boys
– Electric throw blankets for seniors

You can drop these items off at our building on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 10 am – 4 pm.

We will be closed the week of Thanksgiving but will be open extended hours Monday – Friday, Nov. 29 – Dec. 3, from 10 am – 4 pm to receive donations.


Bedford Welcome Center’s
Festival of Trees

Our 2021 Christmas Tree is currently on display at the Welcome Center!

No matter the theme, we include something in our display that eludes to the reason for the CHRISTmas season!

This year, it’s a small item, so see if you can spot it on our tree when you visit the Bedford Welcome Center’s Festival of Trees!








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.