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Help make the holidays bright for all Kansas City families and seniors.

Each year, most of us eagerly anticipate the holiday season but for some children and older adults, the holidays can be difficult, because of the everyday challenges of providing food, maintaining shelter or buying essential items.

To make the holidays brighter, The generosity of our Kansas City community makes it possible for Phoenix Family to ensure that families are able to keep the power on, that kids have a special gifts to celebrate the holidays and that seniors aren't forgotten and have food on their tables this winter and throughout the year.

Without the support of the community, none of this is possible. The struggling economy continues to put a greater demand on Phoenix Family services while donations are shrinking. This year, your support is crucial. Listed below are a few ways that you can help make an important difference.

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Ways to help:

Santa's Pantry

Food is needed year around, but especially during the holidays. Collect nonperishable food items, or purchase food gift cards for families or individuals in our programs. Our current greatest needs are for nonperishable items, such as the following:

Most needed food items:

  • Tuna or other canned meat
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta or Rice
  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Canned Fruit & Tomato Products
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Dried Milk
  • Grocery Store Gift Certificates

Most needed non-food items:

  • Baby items (size 3-6 diapers, wipes, formula)
  • Hygiene items (toothpaste/toothbrushes, shampoo/soap, deodorant, razors, combs, brushes)
  • Paper items (toilet paper, paper towels, foil, zip-lock bags)
  • Household and cleaning items (dish or dishwasher soap, household products, laundry soap)

Secret Santa

Donate directly to our Adopt A Family and Adopt A Senior Programs. Donations will be combined with other gifts for families and seniors who were not directly adopted for the holidays. Your gift of any amount will help ensure a wonderful holiday for our families. Click here to donate.

Be an Elf!

Volunteer with Phoenix Family over the month of December. Volunteers are needed to help with holiday meals, as well as helping us collect and distribute gifts for our seniors and families. These are great opportunities for all ages. To learn more about what volunteer opportunities are available, see our volunteer calendar.

If your organization, group or business is interested in getting involved in one or more of the following ways, please contact for more information.

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