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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. You may apply for Christmas Adoption or a Christmas Gift Bag.

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

  • You have children under the age of 18
  • 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 2018.

Christmas Adoption

If you are accepted into this program, you will be matched with a sponsor who will shop for you and provide gifts for your family.

Your address: Where to apply: When to apply: What to bring:
Within the following zip codes:
64120-64129
6435 Truman Road
816-231-0984
Fridays during October
9 a.m.-noon
Food pantry card (or the documents listed below)
AND gift suggestions and clothing sizes for each child in your household
Within the following streets:
North: 25th St.
South: 55th St.
East: Cleveland Ave.
West: State Line Road
3936 Troost Ave.
816-561-8515
Fridays during October
9 a.m.-noon
Food pantry card (or the documents listed below)
AND gift suggestions and clothing sizes for each child in your household

If you do not have a food pantry card, please bring the following items:

  • Your photo ID
  • 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

 

Christmas Gift Bags

These gifts are donated to us from the community, churches, and schools. We do our best to provide gifts for your children based on their age and general interests.

 

Your address: Where to apply: When to apply: What to bring:
Within the following zip codes: 64120-64129 6435 Truman Road 816-231-0984 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Friday in November 9 a.m.-noon 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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