The Johnson County Christmas Bureau is a non-profit agency created to provide the county’s low-income families with groceries, clothes, toys, hats, gloves, adult and teen gifts, books and personal care items for the holidays. In 2014 the Johnson County Christmas Bureau served almost 14,000 low-income Johnson County residents of which, 86% were women and children, 7,740 were below the age of 18 and 5,099 were ten years old or younger. The Christmas Bureau serves those who live in Johnson County, Kansas and have incomes below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level, which is approximately $35,000.00 for a family of four. You can read more about them at http://www.jccb.org.
During the annual Holiday Shop ServeKC volunteers are needed to assist clients with their shopping, assist department chairs with stocking shelves or greeting clients when they enter a deparment. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and leave valuables at home or in your car. There is a “volunteer breakroom” where snacks and drinks are available. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Volunteers will have the opportunity, should you choose, to make a monetary donation and/or merchandise contribution at the Shop. New toys are always welcomed as donations, especially ones which are really desired by the kids. Also, they are always in need of new or gently used coats for children and teens.
If you are unable to help during this shift, there are several postings for different days/shifts.