Henrico Christmas Mother Council
P.O. Box 70338
Henrico VA 23255-0338
Mission Statement
The Henrico Christmas Mother's mission is to provide assistance in the form of food, clothing, books and toys to qualifying families, disabled adults and the elderly during the holiday season.
CEO/Executive Director See management notes See management notes
Board Chair Mrs. Harriet Long
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 70338
Henrico, VA 232550338
Telephone 804 236-9741
Fax 0 000-0000
E-mail info@henricochristmasmother.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1969
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $183,610.00
Projected Expenses $214,978.00
The Henrico Christmas Mother's mission is to provide assistance in the form of food, clothing, books and toys to qualifying families, disabled adults and the elderly during the holiday season.
In 2013, Henrico Christmas Mother served 1,615 families representing 4,857 individuals, including 2,755 children, and 721 senior or disabled adults.
More than 800 volunteers donated more than 3,300 hours to help with warehouse set-up and distribution of program goods, or to lead sponsorship efforts.
Thousands of Henrico County school students engaged in this county wide philanthropic effort collecting 109,110 food items, $17,469 in cash and new gifts valued at $34,291.
Needed for 2014:
  • $200,000 for the purchase of clothing, books, toys, and food certificates for perishable food items to be distributed to program recipients; cash donations enable us to meet diverse needs across the population that we serve;
  • Volunteers are needed to help with warehouse setup and distribution; see our website for specific dates and times;
  • More than 100 businesses, organizations, church groups, or individuals who would like a hands-on experience directly helping a family or senior or disabled adult  are needed for our sponsorship program;
  • Non-perishable food items, especially peanut butter and cereal, hats and gloves for older teens, full or queen size blankets, new books, and board games can be donated at the warehouse.
During World War II, Mrs. George Nelson, a Henrico school teacher, asked her students to fill Christmas food baskets for local families in need. Since 1942, Henrico Christmas Mother has continued this tradition by assisting thousands of families each year with gifts of toys, clothing, books and food.
We are governed by the Henrico Christmas Mother Council composed of Permanent Members (former Henrico Christmas Mothers) and Annual Members (community volunteers elected representing the county's five magisterial districts.) A Henrico Christmas Mother is chosen annually from one of the five Henrico magisterial districts on a rotating basis.
Hundreds of volunteers, including Henrico County Public Schools students who collect cash, canned food and gift items, make it possible to run the program with only one part-time paid staff member.
CEO Statement
Henrico Christmas Mother employs only one part-time administrative assistant. CEO/Executive Director duties are coordinated by the Council President and shared by members of the Executive Committee.
Board Chair Statement
Outcomes, impact and results are difficult to meaningfully measure, beyond the raw numbers of families we serve. But our volunteers, our sponsors and our council members all know from the gratitude of our recipients, sometimes expressed through tears as they shop for their children, that we are making a difference in their lives.
As we interview applicants and learn of their struggles, we continue to be humbled and grateful for the generosity of our community.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Henrico County
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Harriet Long
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Feb 2017 to Feb 2019
Email hlong@henricochristmasmother.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mrs. Bonnie Abernathy Community Volunteer
Mrs. Bonnie Abernathy Community Volunteer
Ms. Maria Bagley Community Volunteer
Mrs. Abby Bing Community Volunteer
Mrs. Terry Brady Community Volunteer
Mrs. Laverne Chapin Retired
Mrs. Linda Cobb Community Volunteer
Mrs. Beverly Cocke Community Volunteer
Mrs. Andrea Collins Community Volunteer
Mrs. Tara Daly Communit Volunteer
Mrs. Beverly Donati Community Volunteer
Mrs. Betsy Foster State Fair of Virginia
Mrs. Suzanne Fuson Community Volunteer
Mrs. Fran Garrett Bon Secours Health Systems
Mrs. Brenda Gibrall Community Volunteer
Mrs. Becky Goshorn Retired
Ms. Angela Harper Retired
Ms. Christina Harris Community Volunteer
Mrs. Jean Hayes Retired
Mrs. Ethel Jackson Retired
Mrs. Virginia Johnson Community Volunteer
Mrs. Debbie LaVecchia Real Estate Agent
Mrs. Conchy Martinez Community Volunteer
Mrs. Charlotte Melton Retired
Mrs. Karen Moore Community Volunteer
Ms. Blanche Moore Community Volunteer
Mrs. Kelly Neale Community Volunteer
Mrs. Jenny Nelson Retired
Ms. Cherie O'Neill Community Volunteer
Mrs. Shelly Poole YMCA of Greater Richmond
Mrs. Shelly Poole Community Volunteer
Mrs. Ruth Radzisauskas Community Volunteer
Mrs. Ann Ragland Retired
Ms. Victoria Roberts Community Volunteer
Ms. Gay Rudis Retired
Mrs. Mary Shaia Community Volunteer
Ms. Leslie Slone Community Volunteer
Mrs. Robin Smith Community Volunteer
Mrs. Dot Smith Community Volunteer
Mrs. Anne Southworth Retired
Mrs. Marianne Speece Community Volunteer
Ms. Barbara Spenser Retired
Mrs. Kathy Stockdon Community Volunteer
Ms. Dorothy Tatem Retired
Mrs. Charlotte Tyndall Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 40
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 45
Board Term Lengths 1
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Henrico Christmas Mother is unique in that our board consists of both permanent and annually elected voting members. Permanent members have all served as Henrico Christmas Mother and may elect to become non-voting sustaining members when they can no longer actively participate in the program. Many of our former Henrico Christmas Mothers remain engaged and active for 30 years or more.
Our annually elected members allow us to continue to engage a diverse group of women from all areas of Henrico County.
Executive Director
Executive Director See management notes See management notes
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 811
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Provide holiday assistance to qualified families, senior citizens, and disabled adults in the form of food, new clothes, toys, books, or other gift items.
Budget $225,000.00
Community sponsors work directly with program recipients for a hands-on experience of helping a family or individual experience the joy of the holiday season. Often, sponsors are also able to address special needs such as household items, dietary requirements, etc.
Budget $250.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Outside of minimal administrative and fundraising, all of our financial resources are devoted to our primary program area. Our Sponsorship program is made possible at no cost to the organization because of the generosity of our Sponsorhip Chairman. All of our program areas are managed by volunteers, thus minimizing the funds needed for administrative costs.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $183,610.00
Projected Expenses $214,978.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$409,838$426,800$422,060
Administration Expense$14,196$12,480$12,553
Fundraising Expense$9,071$10,052$10,398
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.120.920.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%95%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%6%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$659,862$606,512$642,999
Current Assets$659,862$606,512$642,999
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$659,862$606,512$642,999
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 1/2017View
Organization Comments
We continue to draw on our reserve funds to fulfill our mission as we work to implement new fundraising strategies to ensure our ability to sustain the organization in the long term. We are very grateful for a major gift several years ago that makes this transitional effort possible.
Projected income and expenses reflect cash only. Non-cash contributions represent a significant portion of the income and expenses reported on our IRS 990.