Who We Are...
The Community Christmas Store of the Roanoke Valley has been serving families in need since 1993! Each year hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly to create a Christmas spectacular, welcoming pre-qualified families to come shop for their families at no cost. The store is set up in a different location each year, based on availability. In 2018, the CCS served 974 people from 410 families during its two days of operation. In 2019, our goal is to serve 600 families, with an anticipated budget of at least $65,000.
We believe in assisting families in need in a dignified manner during the holiday season.
The CCS mission is to assist families in need in a dignified manner during the holiday season. The CCS goal is for recipient families to select their Christmas items according to the individual needs and preferences of each family member.
Remarkably, the CCS is operated solely by volunteers. There are no paid employees or staff. Approximately 85% of all funds donated to the CCS go directly to the families served. These families are residents of the City of Salem, Roanoke County, the Town of Vinton, and Craig County