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Christmas Assistance
We offer Christmas assistance to help you meet your family’s needs and provide your children with some gifts for the holidays.

To be eligible for any of our Christmas assistance, families must meet the following guidelines:

  • You have children age 17 or under for the rest of the calendar year
  • You cannot be registered with another organization for Christmas assistance for the current year
  • Your household has (or is eligible for) a Bishop Sullivan Center food pantry card
  • If you live in zip codes 64120-64129, your household did not participate in Bishop Sullivan Center’s Christmas program in the previous year.

Christmas Adoption

If you are accepted into this program, you will be matched with a sponsor who will shop specifically for you and provide gifts for your family based on the wish list you provide.

*2021 Sign ups will be made via phone only.

Limited number of families will be able to sign up.

Your address: Where to call: When to call: What you will need:
Within the following zip codes:
64120-64129
816-231-0984 Fridays during October
9am-12pm
Photo ID; food pantry card (or the documents listed below)
AND 3 gift suggestions; clothing and shoe sizes for each child in your household
Within the following zip codes:
64101, 64102, 64102, 64105, 64106,
64108-6413, 64130
816-561-8515 Fridays during October
9:30am-12pm
NO WALK-INS
Food pantry card (or the documents listed below)
AND 3 gift suggestions; clothing and shoe sizes for each child in your household

If you do not have a food pantry card, you will need the following items:

  • Proof of address within the last 30 days such as a utility bill
  • Social Security cards or birth certificates for everyone in your household for whom you would like gifts
  • Proof of income from the last 30 days such as a paycheck stub, disability award letter, EBT card or unemployment check stub

Upon Calling, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR LIST ON HAND SO THE PROCESS CAN MOVE QUICKLY:

  • Gift requests should not exceed a total of $40 per child.
  • At least one gift request should be a necessity such as clothes or a coat. 
  • No requests for bikes or electronics will be accepted.
  • Gift requested cannot be guaranteed. 

Christmas Gift Bags

THIS OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE IN 2021.

 

Your address: Where to apply: When to apply: What to bring:
Within the following zip codes: 64120-64129 6435 Truman Road 816-231-0984 November Times and dates TBD Your photo ID, food pantry card (or the documents listed above) AND gift suggestions and clothing sizes for each child in your household
If you do not find the service you are looking for, please call United Way at 2-1-1 for referral to another organization.

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