The Alleghany Highlands Christmas Mother Program was founded over 70 years ago to honor the birth of Christ by assisting families in need during Christmas.

Applications are no longer excepted online.


Mary K. Asma has been named the 2022 Alleghany Highlands Christmas Mother!

Important Donation Announcement:

NO USED ITEMS/DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE CHRISTMAS MOTHER PROGRAM THIS YEAR. Monetary donations and newly purchased items will be greatly appreciated.

Online applications must be filed from October 01 through 28, 2022. Use the "button" on this page to open the application. Applications may not be stopped and restarted. A duplicate application will be automatically deleted. Please give details on the applications for toys and clothes but do not request bikes.

In November an appointment will be scheduled with you via email or during a phone call for the identity verification step, and assignment of a date and time during our distribution days the week of December 12th. These appointments will be the week of Nov. 14th at either Central United Methodist Church in Clifton Forge or Christ United Methodist Church in Covington.

For the appointment, please bring with you Social Security Numbers for all members of your household, SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and SSI/SSDI cards. Also, bring proof of employment and income. You must wear a mask and keep social distance in the Christmas Mother Shop.

If you have a question concerning your application please call the shop at (540) 962-9077 or 540-969-6909 and leave a message or email You will receive a response at our earliest opportunity.

Please visit the Alleghany Highlands Christmas Mother Facebook page for schedule and program updates.

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The Christmas Mother Shop officially opens tomorrow, Nov 28th. Donations of new items will be accepted M-F (9am - 4pm) at the Christ United Methodist Church on Fudge Street in Covington

Please call the shop at 540-962-9077 for all questions about donations, volunteering, adoptions, applications and distribution.🎅🏼🤶🏻

Pray for the CM, volunteers and applicants during this holiday season. May all of the needs be met with abundance!!!
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ATTENTION: If you made a monetary donation thru the website please check your credit card statement to verify that the money was sent. We have discovered that there was a problem with the website and some donations were not received. We have no way of knowing who donated, but we’re able to determine this issue because a donor notified us that they did not receive a receipt or notification after attempting to send money through the website.

The problem has been resolved and was an internal issue so there is no “hacking” concern. But is you made a donation prior to today it lost likely was not received.

If you have any questions please call the shop at 962-9077.
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From Mary Asma - Inviting all friends to join me at the Covington McDonalds from 4-7 TODAY. They are donating 15% of their take to the Highlands Christmas Mother. I look forward to seeing you. ... See MoreSee Less

Reminder: the online application is NO longer available. The shop opens 11/28 at 9am. Only new items can be donated by 12/05 & monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 242 Covington VA 24426 or brought to the shop at Christ United Methodist Church as of 11/28. Thank you for your continued cooperation & support! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nicole Cahill

The Highlands Christmas Mother is currently finalizing applications and in person appointments.

The shop will be closed the week of Thanksgiving (11/21 - 11/25).

Beginning 11/28 the shop will officially open and be accepting donations of NEW items. Items can be dropped off at the shop(Christ United Methodist Church, Fudge Street in Covington) M-F 9am to 4pm.

While we don't know all of our final needs, we do know that we always need:

❤️household items, esp. blankets, towels, bed sheets
💜paper products (paper towels, toilet tissue) and cleaning supplies
💚personal care products (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, etc.)
💙children’s underwear, socks
💛children's clothes: infants through age 12
🧡toys (all ages) and stocking stuffers
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Im waiting on all of ours ss cards to come in the mail, they were lost. Can I rig a copy of my last tax return with all of our SS#s on it for proof of SS #?

When can I sign up for the Christmas mother. I would like to sign myself and my mother Hortence Putnam and my name is Debora Putnam. You can call me at 5408160141 thank you

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