Our program serves qualifying children and elders who reside in Chesterfield County and the City of Colonial Heights. Applications for assistance are taken in September at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. A portion of our clients are assigned to individuals or groups who sponsor them by purchasing items for them (Community Sponsored).The other clients are typically invited to the Christmas center to "shop" for their family (Committee Sponsored). Each child in a family will receive a new outfit of clothing (pants, top, underwear, socks), new books, a large age appropriate toy, a smaller toy and several stocking-stuffer type gifts. Elders will receive a household items. Each family and elder will also receive gift cards to purchase food for Christmas dinner for the family. All gifts are distributed at the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Christmas Center in early December. This is also held at the Chesterfield fairgrounds. Additionally we distribute gifts to foster children identified by DSS.