Our Mission Christmas program helps thousands of income-qualified families and individuals enjoy the holidays. Family members can “shop” free at our Christmas Store for gifts for their husbands, wives and children. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our capacity for volunteers must remain limited again this year.  We will however still be able to offer volunteer positions for ‘Christmas Store Assistants’—which includes helping shoppers in the store; or assisting them with wrapping their gifts.  Since shoppers will be taking their gifts with them, we will not need volunteers to help with delivering gifts, as in years past.

We will still have the option to put out barrels for drives, collect donations and meal bags.  You can also donate online or shop our Amazon Wish List for gifts to be sent directly to City Union Mission for safe, contactless donation. Help make the Christmas celebration special for our Kansas City families in need by choosing from the options below.  Please donate early to ensure our shelves are stocked and ready for the first excited shoppers when our Christmas Store opens on November 15th.


Note:  A COVID-19 Waiver and Guidelines Form must be signed by all volunteers and turned in to
City Union Mission management
prior to volunteering at our Christmas Store. These forms are
available on-site or, you may request via email from chris.eveler@cityunionmission.org.



Drives: You can also host a drive with your neighborhood, church or place of work to collect for meal bags, items on the wish list, or both! We ask that you please contact us at drives@cityunionmission.org to let us know you will be participating and to get your drive set-up.