About us


Since 2006, The Ricky Johnson and Friends Foundation has been making a difference in communities in and around the Richmond Metropolitan area. Now in its 13th  year, The Ricky Johnson and Friends Foundation has extended its reach into several other cities in Virginia and has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children and families. Born out of  a desire to be a blessing to others, Johnson's foundation along with its partners has committed itself  to enhancing the lives of others through charitable giving, mentoring, and education. The Christmas Parade for Children is the crown jewel of the Ricky Johnson and Friends Foundation's charitable efforts in which toys and Christmas presents are delivered via motorcade to over thirty thousand children and families. The foundation's founder Ricky Johnson insists that giving to those less fortunate is one of the greatest outward symbols of  respect for humanity and demonstrates an appreciation for all  that  one has been given.



It is no small feat to acquire over a half million dollars in toys and bicycles, numbering in the tens of thousands; store,  assemble, and  wrap them, and get them into the hands  of thousands of unsuspecting children  in scores of neighborhoods in five different cities. In fact, it is a monumental endeavor that could not have been achieved if not for the generous donations of our sponsors, hundreds of volunteers and many of you. So, it is with great appreciation that we thank you for joining the Ricky  Johnson and Friends Foundation in its mission of improving the lives of others in our communities. 

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Looking for a great way to give back to the community? Need something meaningful to do with your spare time? Perhaps you have a burning desire to become a part of something greater than yourself, but you're not sure how. If any of these ideas have ever crossed your mind, then look no further. The  Ricky Johnson and Friends Foundation is always looking for people who have a genuine desire to help others through their time, talents, and gifts.


At any given time throughout the year, The Ricky Johnson and Friends Foundation is engaged in activities to benefit others. These activities range from toy drives mentoring, and educational/enrichment programs, to public service projects, special events, and  of course, the Annual Christmas for Kids Parade. When you give of your time in the service of others, not only do you improve the lives of those in need, you also make an investment in the future of our communities, particularly in the lives of children and families.


When our communities thrive, we all thrive, so become part of something great. Volunteer today!

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