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Friday, November 2

2018 Children's Christmas4Kids

Our 2018 Christmas4Kids program will be starting on November 15th, 2018 until December 20th, 2018. A huge thank you to our corporate sponsors, Growing Up in the Valley Magazine, Bill Meador Insurance, Wisteria Ridge Corporate & Wedding Venue and Promos, Pageant and Pretty Things.

Each year, we help raise funding for a limited amount of children that are part of our program here in South Western Virginia. Last year, we raised over $1,750 to help over 87 kids here in our area.

This year, our list has grown to 77 children  ($1,540) and 25 of those kids are local orphans right here in Roanoke, VA!

We are asking that you help sponsor a child for just $20. We plan to provide these children with something to open up at Christmas time, in the form of wrapped presents.

Here's how you can help us!

$320 of $1,540 Goal


1. Choose a child's name below and email us at questions@blessingbag.net, let us know which child or children you want to help. Include the child's name and the number next to it along with what name you want as the sponsor name.  

2. Make a tax-deductible donation in the amount of $20 or you can purchase items up to that amount and wrap the items for the child/children. Make sure you include their number too.  You can drop off your items at Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things in Roanoke, VA.

3. On December 21st, we take any funds raised and shop for the child that you sponsored. As we did last year, we'll give you updates throughout the day on social media. 

4. December 22nd-24th, we meet with the families to deliver the gifts for the children for Christmas day. 

Thanks to These Corporate Sponsors this Year: 

Our Children This Year Include:

Name/Age Location Item Wished For Sponsor
1 Johnathan, 6 Rocky Mount Pup Patrol Bill Meador Insurance
2 Melissa, 9 Roanoke N/A Bill Meador Insurance
3 Franklin, 9 Roanoke Transformers Bill Meador Insurance
4 Sybil, 4 Roanoke Anything Princess Bill Meador Insurance
5 Joshua, 12 Roanoke Star Wars Bill Meador Insurance
6 Amanda, 2 Roanoke Blocks Wistera Ridge Wedding Venue
7 David, 14 Salem Nerf Gun Wistera Ridge Wedding Venue
8 Erin, 8 Rocky Mount Legos Wistera Ridge Wedding Venue
9 Axel, 4 New Castle Paw Patrol Wistera Ridge Wedding Venue
10 Esmeralda, 6 Bedford N/A Wistera Ridge Wedding Venue
11 Aura, 7 Floyd Minecraft
12 Zane, 8 Roanoke Star Trek
13 Jase, 9 Roanoke N/A Anonymous
14 Rhona, 10 Christiansburg N/A
15 Halle, 2 Salem N/A Carrie Cochran with ReMax Real Estate One
16 Brice, 4 Salem Paw Patrol Carrie Cochran with ReMax Real Estate One
17 Nathaniel, 8 Lynchburg Transformers
18 Jamiya, 4 Bedford N/A
19 Darcyy, 4 Roanoke N/A
20 Marik,, 10 Roanoke N/A
21 Ashley, 7 Roanoke Barbie
22 Alexandria, 7 Salem Barbie Carrie Cochran with ReMax Real Estate One
23 Tobin, 12 Lynchburg N/A
24 Cami, 3 Rocky Mount N/A
25 Leena, 3 Floyd N/A
26 Gabe, 11 Christiansburg Transformers
27 Lamont, 9 Roanoke N/A
28 Cathryn, 9 Salem N/A Carrie Cochran with ReMax Real Estate One
29 Baylor, 6 Rocky Mount N/A
30 Isaiah, 8 Roanoke R/C Car
31 Bobbi, 10 Lynchburg N/A
32 Melanie, 4 Lynchburg Paw Patrol
33 Lewis, 14 Salem N/A Carrie Cochran with ReMax Real Estate One
34 Jamie, 8 Roanoke N/A
35 Wilson, 8 Roanoke N/A
36 Ava, 9 Salem N/A Carrie Cochran with ReMax Real Estate One
37 Ramsha, 12 Blacksburg N/A
38 Abram, 3 Roanoke N/A
39 Adora, 9 Blacksburg Games/Coloring
40 Hannah, 13 Lynchburg N/A
41 Kerry, 7 Christiansburg Art Related
42 Edwina, 5 Roanoke N/A
43 Rianna, 3 Roanoke N/A
44 Arnold, 7 Bedford N/A
45 Braydon, 4 Roanoke N/A
46 Luther, 11 Lynchburg Minecraft
47 Kimbriella, 9 Roanoke N/A
48 Corey, 9 Roanoke N/A
49 Jaylene, 7 Roanoke N/A
50 Kristy, 3 Martinsville Paw Patrol
51 Junior,3 Roanoke N/A
52 Kandi, 11 Roanoke N/A
53 Jason, 13 Roanoke N/A
54 Samantha, 10 Roanoke N/A
55 Kevin, 7 Roanoke N/A
56 Sheena, 6 Roanoke N/A
57 Kevin, 3 Roanoke N/A
58 Brian, 2 Roanoke N/A
59 Michael, 8 Roanoke N/A
60 Briana, 14 Roanoke N/A
61 Cammi, 7 Roanoke N/A
62 Gabbi, 9 Roanoke N/A Anonymous
63 Zabrina, 10 Roanoke N/A
64 Pablo, 8 Roanoke N/A
65 Macy, 10 Roanoke N/A
66 Badyn, 12 Roanoke N/A
67 Cabel,5 Roanoke N/A
68 Ginger, 5 Roanoke N/A
69 Romana, 8 Roanoke N/A
70 Karn, 11 Roanoke N/A
71 Noelani, 6 Roanoke N/A
72 Salina, 4 Roanoke N/A
73 Lillian, 3 Roanoke N/A
74 Dan, 3 Roanoke N/A Thomas Peacemaker
75 Lindy, 7 Roanoke N/A
76 Deziree, 12 Roanoke N/A
77 Jacqueline, 11 Roanoke N/A


How you determine which kids will be on your list each year? 

Each October, families that use our blessing bags each month must apply to the Christmas4Kids program. In addition to applying, each family must provide pay-stubs and checking account statement proving they are at or below the poverty line.

Where are these children located? 

Christmas4Kids is local to Southwestern Virginia, home of the Blessing Bag Program. Children live within our DMA, Demographic Marketing Area, also known as the Roanoke-Lynchburg Metro area.

Can I have my children placed on this years list? 

Unfortunately, no. Each year when we do the program, we have many families that contact us asking to place their children on the list. Many families that use our Blessing Bag Program have been waiting to get into the Christmas4Kids Program.

I'm one of the parents of a child from the list, how do I receive my gifts for the kids? 

You should have received your letter in the mail in late October 2018. Inside, you will find instructions on the meeting points for Roanoke, Lynchburg, Franklin County, Floyd County and the New River Valley. if you need further help, contact us and please include your BBPID number.

I just made a donation to Christmas4Kids online, is it tax deductible? 

Yes! Since Christmas4Kids is part of our non-profits mission, anything that you give, in the form of cash donations, checks or online giving is 100% tax deductible. If giving online, you will receive an email receipt. If giving cash in person or mailing a check, we will generate one and email it to you so please include your email address.

Is the director of the Blessing Bag Program which started in 2016. From personally funding the program to becoming a small non-profit, Joshua not only oversee's the making of the bags ,but works with others in the community to make sure they get into the hands of the homeless and needy. Joshua runs the program in his spare time when not working fulltime.

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