Johnson County Christmas Bureau

The Johnson County Christmas Bureau provides holiday assistance to low-income residents of Johnson County, Kansas. At the annual nine day Holiday Shop, pre-qualified clients, by appointment, select groceries, personal care and household supplies, children's clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, toys, gifts, and books pegged to family size, age, and gender. All items are new with the exception of books and coats. At the 2013 Holiday Shop, JCCB served 12,526 individuals representing 3,300 families and 697 nursing home residents.

3,000 community volunteers donate their time from mid-November to mid-December to make the Holiday Shop a success.

Founded in 1960, JCCB is a standalone non-denominational United Way safety net agency.

Holiday Shop Signup

Thank you for the tremendous support of the community for our 2014 volunteer needs. The 2014 Holiday Shop is over. The signup for volunteers for the 2015 Holiday Shop will open in October, 2015.

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2013 Holiday Shop
Stats and Facts

11,829 Individuals Served At Shop
3,300 Families
+ 697 Nursing Home Residents (19 Nursing Homes)

Total Clients Served

Thank you to our wonderful Volunteers!!
3,100 Holiday Shop Volunteers
10,530 Hours

200+ Year-Round Volunteers
17,389 Hours

27,919 Total Volunteer Hours
$586,299 (value of donated time)

JCCB Events

2014 General Meeting Dates

Please join us at our monthly meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Merriam Christian Church, 9401 Johnson Drive, Merriam, KS.

November 19 9:30 a.m.

Our next meeting on November 19th will be held at our Holiday Shop location at the Great Mall in Olathe.



2014 Holiday Shop December 5-13



JCCB was honored and humbled to be recognized by the following outstanding organizations in 2013.

  • City of Olathe Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Fund Designated Charity
  • City of Shawnee Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund Designated Charity



  • City of Overland Park Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighing Fund - Designated Charity
  • City of Shawnee Mayor's Christmas Tree - Designated Chartiy
  • United Community Services of Johnson County - Excellence in Community Service Award

Wish Lists

Your in-kind donations and sponsorship of donation drives are critical to our success

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Speaking Opportunities

The Johnson County Christmas Bureau would appreciate the opportunity to share our story of brightening the holidays for low-income Johnson County families for more than 50 years.


"I want to express my gratitude for what you have done for me through the Christmas Bureau.  I have no close family left.  That's why I am so grateful for your Christmas Bureau.  Last year you helped me find a light jacket that fit me and I wear it around the houseALL the time.That way I can keep the heat lower. This year I got anotherjacket that fit, and I am so happy about that.  I sincerely appreciate your volunteers that helped me find the foods that I wanted and could eat. Your volunteers were so helpful, cheerful and kind. I know some people don't recognize that there is poverty in Johnson County.  There, however, are people like me.  You are SO  important to SO many people!!  Thank you, one and all, for yourkindness and your caring."

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