Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother, Inc.
P.O. Box 2500
Chesterfield VA 23832
Mission Statement To ensure that no child in our community is without new clothes, books and toys on Christmas morning, no elder is forgotten and no family is without food as we celebrate the holidays.
Web and Social Media
Christmas Morning Happiness
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Diane Stark
Board Chair Mrs. Sandra Noell
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Social Worker
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 2500
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Telephone 804 748-1183
Fax 804 318-8001
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1996
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $215,900.00
Projected Expenses $215,900.00
Mission To ensure that no child in our community is without new clothes, books and toys on Christmas morning, no elder is forgotten and no family is without food as we celebrate the holidays.

Major Accomplishments:

Our most significant accomplishment in 2016 was to provide Christmas gifts and food to over 1,400 needy families in the Chesterfield and Colonial Heights communities. That equates to approximately 4,819 individuals that received assistance from this organization during the 2016 Christmas season. We also helped 130 elderly persons celebrate the holidays. Individuals and groups sponsored 520 families through the program, providing gifts, toys, books, clothes and food for the recipients. $430,464.80 was the total of Direct Aid and In-Kind benefit received by our clients. This amount represents more than 94% of the donations received during 2016 which went directly to our clients.

The Chesterfield–Colonial Heights Christmas Mother, Inc. maintains its nonprofit, charitable 501(c)3 status with the IRS, and is registered with the Department of Consumer Affairs of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Better Business Bureau.

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother has served the needs of those less fortunate in our area in the same way since 1972. 


Our primary goal is to satisfy the mission by screening applicants to ensure that they meet the residency and financial guidelines that are provided by the Department of Social Services. During the last several years our goals have also focused on increasing the awareness of the program and the benefits that it provides to our community. We continually seek to gain recognition in the public eye so that we can increase the number of businesses, churches, civic clubs, families and individuals who  make either monetary donations to the program or who sponsor a needy family or elder at Christmas. As monetary contributions increase, and as the number of sponsors increase, we are able to provide gifts to more families and elders during the holidays.   Another goal is to enhance our processes in order to more efficiently handle the increasing number of Hispanic clients that we serve each year.

For 2017, The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother needs to raise $215,900 in order to provide food, new clothing and new toys and books for needy children.  In addition, at least 600 sponsors are needed who are willing to shop and provide these gifts for a specific family.  Sponsors may be businesses, civic groups or individuals who wish to bring happiness to others as well as themselves.  Our organization also accepts donations of gift cards for food, new clothing, toys and books.  There is an opportunity to volunteer at our Christmas Center during the month of December.  Please call (804) 748-1183.
The Christmas Mother Program began in 1972, when Miss Lucy Corr, then Director of Social Services, found she could no longer handle the special needs of those in our area who would not have had Christmas without help. Miss Corr enlisted the aid of volunteers from the community to raise funds, secure sponsors and promote the purpose of the Christmas Mother, which is "to insure that no child in our community is without food, new toy, books and clothing on Christmas morning".
A Christmas Mother has been chosen each year since 1979 to represent and promote these ideals. And each year since 1972, this committee of volunteers with the generous help of so many in our community, has provided Christmas for the less fortunate families and elders of Chesterfield County and the City of Colonial Heights.
In keeping with changing times, the Committee incorporated in 1996 as the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother, Inc., and successfully sought IRS designation as a nonprofit charitable organization, 501(c)3.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
All clients must apply in person each year and provide current proof of residency in either Chesterfield County or in the City of Colonial Heights, VA.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Sandra Noell
Company Affiliation Retired Social Worker
Term Feb 1996 to Feb 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mrs. Shirley A. Hudson Community Volunteer
Ms. Anne Kalemjian Community Volunteer
Mrs Linda King Community Volunteer
Mrs. Dona S. Link Community Volunteer
Ms. Martha Miles Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sandra Noell Community Volunteer
Mrs. Karolyn Soyars Retired Social Worker
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 7
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Diane Stark
Senior Staff
Mrs. Carol Ricker Co-ordinator
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 62
Contractors 0
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Description We solicit monetary donations and donations of new toys,clothes,books and  food  all year to give to approved needy children & elders at Christmas who live in Chesterfield County or the City of Colonial Heights.
Budget $201,571.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $215,900.00
Projected Expenses $215,900.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$191,770$174,164$178,187
Administration Expense$8,516$7,803$10,470
Fundraising Expense$3,370$3,370$2,479
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.171.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%94%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$91,327$92,826$62,185
Current Assets$91,327$92,826$62,185
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$91,327$92,826$62,185
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitation Permit 6/2017View
Foundation Comments
  • The organization receives significant in-kind contributions not reported on Form 990s but can be found in the financial statements
  • Form 990 and financial statement prepared internally by the organization.