Christmas In July Event Benefits Local Food Banks


YORKTOWN—The local organization known as Giving Hope in Hampton Roads is dedicated to raising awareness for the needy by holding a crafting event each month. The benefactors change with each event.

For July, the Hampton Roads Crafting Event Coordinating Team—which is made up of Karen Whaley, Julie Corbin, and Kelly Morely—will host “Christmas in July” on Saturday, July 31, from 10am to 3pm at Grafton Baptist Church, located at 5440 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown.

The fee for the church rental was donated by a private party so the event could be held indoors during the heat of the summer. More than 30 crafters will be set up to help individuals get started on their holiday shopping now while benefiting others in the process. Food, music, and fun will also be part of the festivities.

Admission to the event can be made in the form of a non-perishable food item that will be donated Five Loaves Food Bank.

Vendors interested in being part of the celebration should contact Whaley directly at