T'is the season for giving back, and people in the Valley are being generous.
Many civic organizations and young people are making the holidays a little brighter to those in need.
Some students at Millbrook High School in Frederick County are taking part in a program called Share the Cheer.
It ensures that struggling families still have something to open on Christmas Day.
Students purchased more than 100 presents using their own money. Seven families will benefit from their efforts.
On Tuesday, many area politicians teamed up with the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging to make a special Meals on Wheels delivery.
Besides getting a hot homemade meal, recipients also received a special holiday gift of fresh fruit, cookies, cards and stockings stuffed by the Good Deeds Club.
And with a little help from the Winchester TV station, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has gotten enough generous donations from Valley families to provide more than 400 meals to area residents in need.
Eight barrels of food were collected, which added up to more than 570 pounds of food.