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.
Signup for 2014 Holiday Shop Activities begins October 1st
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2013 Holiday Shop
Stats and Facts
11,829 Individuals Served At Shop
+ 697 Nursing Home Residents (19 Nursing Homes)
Total Clients Served
Thank you to our wonderful Volunteers!!
3,100 Holiday Shop Volunteers
200+ Year-Round Volunteers
27,919 Total Volunteer Hours
$586,299 (value of donated time)
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.
Holiday of Hope September 20
2014 Holiday Shop December 5-13
HONORS AND RECOGNITION
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
Your in-kind donations and sponsorship of donation drives are critical to our success
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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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