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 2012 Holiday Shop, JCCB served 12,965 individuals representing 3,461 families and 642 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.
2012 Holiday Shop
Stats and Facts
12,323 Individuals Served At Shop
+ 642 Nursing Home Residents (16 Nursing Homes)
Total Clients Served
Thank you to our wonderful Volunteers!!
3,000 Holiday Shop Volunteers
200+ Year-Round Volunteers
25,417 Total Volunteer Hours
$533,757 (value of donated time)
2013 General Meeting Dates
Please join us at our monthly meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month.
Merriam Christian Church
9401 Johnson Drive
- June 19 - 9:30am
- August 14 - 9:30am
- September 18 - 9:30am
- October 16 - 7:00pm
- November 20 - 9:30am
Upcoming Special Events
- "Christmas in July" Family Fun Day
Saturday, July 20th
Pancake Breakfast/Carnival Games/Olympics
Town Hall at Shawnee Town 1929
11501 W. 57th St.
- Holiday of Hope
Saturday, September 28
9000 W. 137th Street
Overland Park, KS
2013 Holiday Shop Dates
- November 23 - Move-in
- December 2-5 - Set-Up
- December 6-14 - Holiday Shop
- December 15 - Tear Down
Holiday Shop location to be determined.
HONORS AND RECOGNITION
- 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
- Whole Foods Market (Metcalf) 5% Community Giving Day - 3rd Quarter Designated Charity
- Kansas City Royals - 50/50 Charity
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 house ALL the time. That way I can keep the heat lower. This year I got another jacket 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 your kindness and your caring."
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