Children and teens belong with their own families whenever possible. KVC works to safely reintegrate hundreds of families each year by providing parenting skills training, therapy and other support.
Caring People Needed
On any given day, KVC Kansas provides out-of-home care for thousands of youth. Relatives, non-related kin like teachers and neighbors, and foster families are all critical to providing temporary care for these children and teens.
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Your Help Matters
There are many large and small ways you can still lend a hand. Regardless of your size of gift, know that each caring touch makes a big difference in the lives of others.
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About KVC Kansas
KVC Kansas is a private, nonprofit organization that serves over 15,000 children and adults each year. Our team of professionals provides family strengthening and preventative services, parent training, foster care case management, family reunification services, foster family recruitment and support, adoption, aftercare, outpatient therapy and more.
We envision a world in which every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community.
Holiday Hero FAQs
All our kids fill out a “wish list” where we ask them to list 8 things they would like to have this year, and you have the option of choosing 6 things from that list. We ask them to try to keep every wish under $40.
We truly appreciate everything you can do. If you don’t think you are able to provide gifts, there are more options on how to help listed below.
It’s our goal to make this holiday season the best yet for these kids. Maybe it’s their first year getting gifts from our program or maybe it is their fifth year getting gifts; either way, it’s a small way to make them smile on Christmas morning! Rest assured, your contribution to this program does make a difference!
Of course! There are lots of ways to help, and everyone can do something. Gift cards are always needed. We use gift cards to fill in for last-minute bags or to use to go shopping for something specific. We can use gift cards to specific stores (Target, Wal-Mart, AE, Forever 21, PINK, Nike, Game Stop) or any store youth enjoy. If you want to donate gift cards, please stop by or mail them to your local KVC office. We also accept online cash donations and have staff that will do the shopping for you by clicking here: https://kansas.kvc.org/donate/
We have lots of volunteering opportunities for the holiday season. Help at the office with people dropping off bags, help deliver bags to families, help drive trucks to other offices and lots more! Visit this page to learn more: https://kansas.kvc.org/get-involved/volunteer/
No problem! We ask that gifts get dropped off to an office as soon as you can so our teams have plenty of time to get all the gifts delivered to the kids. If you need more time or received your info after the drop-off date, just get it to the office as soon as you can. If you need more info you can call your local office.
Anything you can do to help! By sponsoring multiple kids, donating gift cards, or volunteering your time – there is always a way to help. If you don’t have a preference on age or gender of who you sponsor, you have the choice to just choose one child and we will send you our biggest need at that time.
We ask that you don’t wrap the gifts for a couple reasons. The biggest reason is our team needs to be able to see what the children are getting. Another reason is because our homes often like to do the wrapping themselves so they match.
We love toy drives! It is always very helpful to have extra gifts for kids that come into care close to the holidays or that do not get sponsored. We will make sure all kids are taken care and this is one way we do that!! Interested in hosting a drive? Reach out to Jackie Harwig for more info at email@example.com
Jackie Harwig would be happy to answer any additional questions you have or point you in the right direction. You can reach her by email at Jharwig@kvc.org or call/text at 913.444.2192