The holidays can be a joyful time, and also a difficult time for a lot of our neighbors. United Way can connect those in need with seasonal resources that are available through our community partners.
This information can be found on our 211 website. For additional information and resources, visit WWW.211KC.ORG or dial 2-1-1.
City Union Mission – Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners – Each Qualifying Family Will Receive: A Box of Thanksgiving Dinner. Each Qualifying Family Will Receive: A Box of Christmas Dinner and a Voucher to buy a turkey. 1 Household Gift. Two Gifts per Adult and Teenager (Age 13 and up) and three gifts per child (From birth to Age 12). Sign-ups begin November 1st – December 21st, 2023, MWTh 1pm-3pm. For general information and current seasonal details, please call our info line at (816) 329-1441. Normal hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Foster Adopt Connect – Give Joy Family Sign Up – The Give Joy Match Program is designed to supplement holiday gifts to youth in foster, adopted, and relative/kinship homes. Must be a foster, adoptive, or relative/kinship family or currently being served in one of FosterAdopt Connect’s programs. Complete the Family Sign Up on their website.
Grandview Assistance Program – Annual Christmas Store Assistance Program – Applications for the 2023 Holiday Store are now being accepted for residents of the City of Grandview and Grandview CSD#4, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. You may email our office to reserve your Holiday Store Appointment at email@example.com. If you are unable to email, you can call our office at 816-761-1919.
Liberty Community Christmas Tree – Holiday Assistance – The Liberty Community Christmas Tree (LCCT) Program is designed to lend a hand to families and older adults who are facing a difficult holiday season. Applications for the 2023 Liberty Community Christmas Tree program are now open. Apply online here. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. All applicants must live within the Liberty (Missouri) School District boundaries.
Northland Christmas Store – Serving all Clay County residents. 2023 Application will be taken: Wednesday, 11/15 from 4 PM to 7 PM – Saturday, 11/18 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Visit their website for location and requirements. 2023 Christmas Store Shopping Dates
December 4, 5, and 6.
Raytown Emergency Assistance Program – Seasonal Assistance – Thanksgiving Meal Sign ups will be Nov. 7th – Nov. 11th (or until 275 spots are filled). Christmas Store Sign ups will be Nov. 14th. – Nov. 18th. Must be a Raytown School District Resident. More information here.
Redemptorist Center – Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance – For Kansas City residents. Visit their location at 207 W. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO in person, Monday through Friday between 10am – 1pm to register.
Saint James United Church – Christmas Basket Distribution – Christmas food basket distribution takes place in the parking lot of 55th & Paseo (5540 Wayne Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110). Saturday, December 16, 2023, 9am.
Salvation Army Angel Tree – Christmas Assistance – The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country each year. Once a child or senior adult has been registered and accepted as an Angel, their Christmas wish list is shared with donors in your community who purchase gifts of new clothing and toys. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their family Christmas tree. Apply here for assistance.
Seton Center Christmas Sharing Program – Christmas Assistance – Set up to assist families with gifts and coats for children, household items for each family, warm clothing like socks, hats, gloves, Christmas Food bags, and more. If your family could benefit from this assistance, please call Seton Center at 816-581-4711 between October 16 – November 8.