Kansas City Metropolitan Area Holiday Assistance

Kansas and Missouri



We’re happy to connect you to resources that may be able to help with food, clothing, and support during the holiday season.

The following nonprofit organizations are accepting applications in Kansas City. (Additional programs are available to residents throughout Kansas and Missouri).

Please reach out to ARJ’s Patient Resource Coordinator to get started: 866-451-8804.


Christ United Methodist Church

14506 E. 39th St. | Independence, Mo.


1001 Sibley Road | Buckner, Mo.

Toys, coats, and holiday assistance.


City Union Mission

Shelter: 1100 E. 11th St. | Kansas City, Mo.
Store: 1700 E. 8th St. | Kansas City, Mo.


Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets available for eligible families. Please call to apply.


Community Services League Holiday Programs

1408 S.E. Austin St. | Oak Grove, Mo.


Della Lamb Community Services – Operation Santa Claus

500 Woodland Ave. | Kansas City, Mo.

New toys, gift cards, winter coats, and food baskets. Fill out application in person.


Grandview Assistance Program

1121 Main St.| Grandview, Mo.

Financial aid, winter coats, counseling, Thanksgiving meals, and Christmas gifts. Christmas applications begin at the end of October. Please call to apply.


Lee’s Summit Social Services

108 S.E. Fourth St. | Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Christmas store with low-cost items; gift cards for shopping; free Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for families, senior citizens, and others. Delivery services may be available in some instances.



3007 Mercier | Kansas City, Mo.

Christmas gift assistance available.


Salvation Army

Seniors, the disabled, homeless, and children may qualify for a free gift. Low-cost items available at the thrift store. For holiday meals and gifts, please apply by calling the holiday assistance line at 816-452-5663.

6469 N. Prospect Ave. | Gladstone, Mo.
1535 E. 23rd St. S | Independence, Mo.
500 W. 39th St. | Kansas City, Mo.
1301 E. 10th St. | Kansas City, Mo.
5306 N. Oak Trafficway | Kansas City, Mo.
6723 State Ave. | Kansas City, Kan.


Toys for Tots


Bumps with Benefits

7920 Troost Ave. | Kansas City, Mo.

For new moms or single parents.


Community Services League

404 N. Noland Road | Independence, Mo.


Community Services League of Oak Grove

1408 S.E. Austin | Oak Grove, Mo.


Greater KC LINC

436 Prospect Ave. | Kansas City, Mo.


Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

3700 Woodland Ave. | Kansas City, Mo.


Mount Washington Missionary Baptist Church

3551 Wabash Ave. | Kansas City, Mo.

Free unwrapped Christmas gifts for children of low-income families. The following sites run Toys for Tots in Jackson County.


United Way of Greater Kansas City

Dial 211 and provide your ZIP code for a list of assistance programs available in your area. Learn more.