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KVC Holiday Heroes Provide 21,000+ Gifts to More Than 3,300 Kansas Youth

Holiday Heroes

Children and teens in foster care have often been removed from the home because they have experienced abuse or neglect, and it is unsafe for them to continue living there. As a result, enjoying holiday traditions with family may not be possible, and many youth in this situation often go without receiving gifts during the holiday season. To make their season brighter, KVC’s Holiday Heroes Program enlists the help of individuals, families, businesses and organizations in the community to provide gifts for youth in foster care.

Over the 2019 holiday season, generous individuals, groups and organizations partnered with us to give gifts to more than 3,300 Kansas children and teens served by family preservation, foster care and aftercare programs. These Holiday Heroes donated 21,000+ new toys, clothes, games and more to make the holidays special for these youth. Providing gifts is a wonderful way for the community to support families who have reintegrated, are fostering or have adopted, and show these children that they matter.

We’re so proud of our Community Outreach and Child Placing Agency staff for putting in several extra hours to coordinate the wish lists, collection and delivery of gifts to all these youth! They truly went above and beyond for children and families.

Check out 41 Action News’ story that helped spread the word about the need for Holiday Heroes!

Donating gifts through our Holiday Hero program is just one way to help vulnerable children and support families in crisis. We have several opportunities to get involved throughout the year – all you need to do is decide which works best for you! Perhaps the most profound way you can make a difference is to foster or adopt a child or teen. If fostering or adopting isn’t for you, consider donating, volunteering or sharing our posts on Facebook.


We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the following organizations for donating gifts and making the holidays bright for so many children and teens!

41 Action News

Advisors Excel

Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority (PSU)

Ben & Nicole Long

Cerner

City Wide

Corpus Christ Church

Ed Bozarth Chevrolet

Essense of Australia

Federal Reserve Bank

Fellowship Bible Church

Freightquote

Great Southern Bank – Parsons

Home Savings Bank – Chanute

Independence KS EMS

Invictus Team

James Wood – Ft. Scott

Jay Wolfe

Labette Community College Phi Theta Kappa

Logan Business Machines

MSTS

NPC International

Power Flame, Inc. – Parsons KS

PSU chapter of Kansas Association of Nursing

Red Bag, Inc.

Student Treasures Publishing

Susan Barrett

Topeka Bible Church

U.S. Engineering

Veterans United

Yana Ross, State Farm Insurance