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Holiday Assistance


Below is a list of resources and organizations offering holiday assistance for families in Douglas County.

Ballard Center

Holiday Bureau "Adopt A Family": "The Ballard Center is proud to be one of the local nonprofits that helps match families in need to donors for holiday gifts, and we are grateful for our community’s support of our collaborative Adopt-A-Family program."

  • Family intakes: October 23th – November 10th: We are asking families to sign up online and doing intake virtually or by appointment only for families without access to the internet.
  • Interested in adopting a family? CLICK HERE
  • Kyle is the contact for families 785-842-0729


Salvation Army

Angel Tree Christmas Toys:

  • Applications M/W/F 1-4 pm through October and by appointment in November
  • The deadline for gifts is December 16th and distribution is December 21st-23rd at our new location.
  • Families can call the main number 785-843-4188 for more information.
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Just Food

Sign-up for Thanksgiving Distribution now until October 31st. To learn more and to get signed up, CLICK HERE

Thanksgiving Distribution Just Food

Toys for Tots

Applications are required and open from November 1st - December 10th.
Questions? Contact Shanna Todd: Phone: 620-727-7860; Email:



East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN) will start taking applications on October 23, 2023. Limited to 50 slots. Hours are from 9:00am-4:00pm and applicants must call to make an appointment to sign up (do not leave a voicemail): (785) 841-3357

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