Our Donors

Thank you!

We are so grateful to the numerous Bedford County residents, organizations, churches, and businesses who donate money, new items, and used items each year to our organization! 

Monetary donations are used to purchase new toys, clothes for children and teens, gifts for teens, household items, personal care items, food, and cleaning supplies for our annual Christmas Selection eXpress program. 

2023 Donations

Bedford Baptist Church

We’re so grateful to Bedford Baptist Church for collecting diapers and wipes for our year-round pantry!

The donation was delivered by our Christmas Selection eXpress Girls Clothing Department Head, Chelsea Updike to Patricia Robinson, one of our Pantry Managers. Patricia was very happy to receive this generous donation.

Resurrection Catholic Church

Once again, we have been blessed this year to receive a portion of the funds raised by Resurrection Catholic Church, through their Joyous Junque sale and Holy Strokes golf tournament. Thank you to the volunteers and members of Resurrection for helping us make Christmas a great time of year for Bedford County families in need!

Sean Elliott Jr., Outlawed Entertainment

We’re so grateful to Sean Elliott Jr., his wife and manager Courtney, and his band for collecting donations for us this year at the concert held at the 715 Moose Lodge on Lakeside Dr. in Lynchburg! We were blown away by the number of items collected, all of which will go directly into helping make our Christmas Selection eXpress program successful.

Grand Lodge Chamberlain Fund

Each year the Bedford Virginia Elks Lodge has the opportunity to present a check to a Christmas Community service organization. The Grand Lodge Chamberlain Fund is managed by the Bedford Community Health Foundation. We are grateful to be the 2023 recipient of this generous donation! 

Monetary Donors from 2023

We want to thank those businesses, schools, churches, and individuals who gave us money in 2023 to support our programs. We cannot do what we do without these important donations!

  • Rotary Club of Forest Foundation, Forest, VA
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford, VA
  • Otterville United Methodist Church, Bedford, VA
  • Susan and Michael Hafer of Huddleston, VA
  • Trinity Baptist Church, Bedford, VA
  • Daniel and Betty Holdren, Bedford, VA
  • MF Moorman Family Foundation, Thaxton, VA
  • Mountain View Church, Forest, VA
  • Paul Roderique, Bedford, VA
  • Bedford Woman’s Club, Bedford, VA
  • Main St UMC, Bedford, VA
  • Henry and Janice McCallum, Bedford, VA
  • New Prospect Church, Bedford, VA
  • George and Sue Woods, Bedford, VA
  • Paul and Linda Sweet, Bedford, VA
  • Nanny Bland Circle Bedford Baptist Church, Bedford, VA
  • Bedford Elks Lodge #2844, Bedford, VA
  • Bedford Baptist Church, Bedford, VA
  • Nancy Overstreet, Richmond, VA
  • Robin Carter, Forest, VA
  • Mentow Baptist Church, Huddleston, VA
  • Bedford Outdoor Sportsman Association, Bedford, VA
  • Dennis Mabes, Goode, VA
  • Christ Fellowship Church, Bedford, VA
  • Resurrection Catholic Church/ Joyous Junque, Moneta, VA
  • Nancy Parkhurst and Melinda Buccio, Bedford, VA
  • Bedford Christian Church, Moneta, VA
  • Bethany Methodist Church, Forest, VA
  • Susan Chappelle, Bedford, VA
  • Cheri Dellinger, Bedford, VA
  • Louis and Stephanie Harrison, Bedford, VA
  • Center Point Non-Denominational Church Bedford, VA
  • Oakland United Methodist Church Goode, VA
  • Jeff and Louise East, Huddleston, VA
  • Randy Patterson, Bedford, VA
  • Emmaus United Methodist Church, Moneta, VA
  • Donald and Pamela House, Bedford, VA
  • Kenneth and Vanessa Brown, Forest, VA
  • Robert and Wanda Goff, Big Island, VA
  • Barton S. Sloan, Washougal, Washington
  • Nancy Wilson and Steven Dooley, Bedford, VA
  • Timber Ridge Baptist Church, Bedford, VA
  • Jack and Janet Gellerstedt, Forest, VA 
  • Montvale Presbyterian Church, Montvale, VA
  • Goode-Bedford Ruritan Club, Goode, VA
  • Liberty Cowboy Church, Bedford, VA
  • Gail Thomas, Bedford, VA
  • Robert Schietaert, Bedford, VA
  • Stuart and Ingy Rucker, Clifton, VA
  • David and Laura Steinberg, Boyds, MD
  • Alexander and Deane Rucker, Free Union, VA
  • Michael and Susan Rucker, Midlothian, VA
  • William and Johanna Rucker, Fairfax, VA
  • Andrew Rucker, Fairfax, VA
  • Gregory & Elizabeth Griffin, Roswell, GA
  • Barbara Rucker, Bedford, VA
  • Blue Ridge Community Church, Forest, VA
  • Linda Wilson, Wilmington, NC
  • Gary and Sharon Bowers, Bedford, VA
  • Robert and Bonnie Hartman, Sebastian, FL
  • Eliza Mount Thomas Foundation, Bedford, VA
  • Goose Creek Studio, Bedford, VA
  • David and Eileen Voll, Bedford, VA]
  • Epworth UMC, Thaxton, VA
  • Elizabeth Manns, Forest, VA
  • Otterville Church, Bedford, VA
  • Dave and Suzan Bryan, Hendersonville, NC
  • Martha A. Jones, Bedford, VA
  • Forest Middle School, Forest, VA

2023 Grants

Our board secretary and Food Pantry co-head, Patricia Robinson, and Household Dept. co-head and grant writer, Susan Raper, were honored to receive a check for the grant the Bedford Community Health Foundation approved for us.

The funds from this grant will be used to provide turkeys and chicken breasts for our Thanksgiving and CSX food boxes. We’ll be able to bless hundreds of families!

A grant from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Lynchburg will provide a large shed to meet the need our Food Pantry has for more storage. We’re thrilled that our Food Pantry can provide additional assistance to our community with this blessing.

A grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, through the Thomas Stemmons fund, will provide money to:

  • Purchase baby, child, and adult hygiene essentials and personal care items that are not covered by SNAP or WIC, given out by our pantry department.
  • Purchase shoes for our yearly Shoes for Students program
  • Purchase safety, personal care, and health items for our Christmas Selection eXpress program Household Department.

We were honored to receive funding for the 2nd year from the Elks National Foundation through the Bedford VA Elks Lodge (#2844) for a “COATS for CHILDREN” project. Lodge President Lennie Hutton and Trustees Nancy Owen and John Owen met with BCCS Co-President Patty Brown and Grant-writer, Susan L. Raper, to present the check from the Elks National Foundation. Thank you!

2022 Grants

Bedford Virginia Elks Lodge (#2844)

BCCS is honored to receive a grant from the Bedford VA Elks Lodge (#2844) for a “Coats for Children” project.

The funds will be used for our Christmas Selection eXpress program in December. We will be able to purchase approximately 65 new coats for children in need at Christmas time.

Pictured are Susan Raper (BCCS Fundraising) and Patty Brown (BCCS Co-President) receiving grant funds from Linda Parker and Nancy and John Owen, representatives of the #2844 Elks Lodge.

Bedford Community Health Foundation

We are very grateful to the Bedford Community Health Foundation for awarding us a grant to cover 600 turkey breasts for our Thanksgiving & Christmas Pantry distributions and meeting many ongoing pantry needs.

Board Co-Presidents, Patty Brown & Lori Moorman, received a check from Denny Huff, along with Board Secretary & Pantry Co-Mgr., Patricia Robinson and our grant writer, Fundraising Committee Chair & Christmas Selection eXpress Household Dept. Co-Head, Susan Raper.

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

We received a grant award from Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, Joyce and Ben Shrader, and the Thomas/Stemmons Fund. 

This money will be used to provide new athletic shoes to low-income, Bedford County, school-age children in August when they return to school after their summer break. Also, the money will go towards new signage for our building. We are so grateful to GLCF for their support every year. 

2022 Donations

Ressurection Catholic Church

We are very grateful to be among the many wonderful local charities & organizations to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Joyous Junk sales at Ressurection Catholic Church. Our heartfelt thanks to Ressurection, the hard-working Joyous Junkers and all the others represented there who are serving those in need throughout our communities!

Bedford Virginia Elks Lodge (#2844)

We were pleased to accept a donation from the Bedford Elks Lodge’s (#2844) Chamberlin Fund. This donation arrived just before our Christmas Selection eXpress program and helped us purchase items needed to bless the families coming to us to receive distributions of food and Christmas gifts.

Pictured are (left to right) John Owens (Elks Lodge), Denny Huff (Bedford community Health FOundation), Patty Brown (Co-President BCCS), Linda Parker and Nancy Owens (Elks Lodge).

Foster Fuels

We want to thank the wonderful folks at Foster Fuels for their donation of many freshly cleaned and sorted gently used winter coats. These coats will be distributed to families in need!

Sean Elliott Jr. Band

Sean Elliott Jr. and his lovely wife & band manager, Cortney, collected items for our Christmas Selection eXpress program at a recent concert and delivered them to us, along with additional donations that will help our families! Thank you!

Mountain View Vintage Market

BCCS is very grateful to Mountain View Vintage Market for collecting diapers & blankets for our Christmas Selection eXpress program at their “CHRISTmas in the Country” event and their generous shoppers for bringing more than our box could hold!