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! 

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 is able to provide additional assistance to our community with this blessing.

We were honored to receive funding for the 2nd year-in-a-row 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!

2021 CSX Donations

The Mountain View United Methodist Church in Forest, VA provided an incredible amount of donations to our CSX program in 2021. We are so grateful for their generous donations which helped make our 2021 CSX program a success!

  1. A food donation helped fill over 125 food boxes for our November distribution to those in need.
  2. Funds were given to fill 225 personal care bags for families who were approved to shop in our CSX program. 
  3. Funds were provided to help towards purchasing hams that will be placed in the December food boxes.
  4. Funds were given to purchase snacks for our seniors and adults with disabilities for our CSX program.
  5. Finally, congregation members were able to donate clothes, toys, household items, and so on, to our CSX program through an Angel Tree that was set up at the church. 

Other 2021 Donations

Billy’s Drummer Boy Challenge

Billy visited the Christmas Station and gave us his donation for the 2021 Drummer Boy Challenge. Donation drums were located in businesses all over Bedford and so many people donated! Please visit our Billy’s Drummer Boy Challenge page for more details on this special donation opportunity.

Po Boy Customs & Crawford’s Garage

BCCS was the recipient this year of the proceeds collected at the 3rd annual Apple Valley Car Show. 

Resurrection Catholic Church

We received a generous donation from Resurrection Catholic Church members Jim & Gail Urban who head up the church’s Joyous Junque sales! We were so thankful to receive a portion of the proceeds from their fantastic sales. It’s so inspiring to attend this event and hear from all the wonderful organizations that are blessed by this giving parish!

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

BCCS was the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the 2021 Chamber’s Christmas Holiday Market.  

Bedford Virginia Furniture Market

BVFM Manager Robert Younger Jr. presented a generous donation to BCCS. We were thrilled that he was able to see our Christmas Selection eXpress program in action.

2021 Grants

Below are some names of organizations that donated money in the form of grants. We are so grateful for their contributions!

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

We were awarded an Opportunity II grant from the 2021 Agency Capacity Fund towards a new roof for our building as well as funds for the purchase of two refrigerators and a laptop, tablet, monitor, and printer for our administrative needs.

Helping Hands of Bedford

We were awarded the remaining funds needed for replacing the roof on our building as well as funds to move our HVAC unit from the ground to the roof. 

The Bedford Community Health Foundation

We were awarded funds to help purchase health and safety items for our seniors and adults with disabilities as well as personal care items and food to be given out in our monthly food boxes.

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

The funds we received from the GLCF were put towards electrical upgrades that were desperately needed in our building. We were able to switch to LED lighting in our entire facility and upgrade the electrical outlets and circuit breaker box. These upgrades will help save money on our monthly electric bills and provide a safe environment for our volunteers and the community.