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’Tis the Season to Support One Another

Photo by Brian Hillegas
Photo by Brian Hillegas

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, so do your part in being thankful and give back to the community you love so much. Be it volunteering, charity drives or galas, Kansas City offers a ton of philanthropic opportunities.


December 1

Books, Brains & Boulevard

Literacy Kansas City volunteers, tutors, staff, and literacy advocates all come together for an evening of fun facts and frivolity, hosted by Boulevard Brewing Company!

December 5

Nutcracker Ball 2014

Support the Kansas City Ballet while enjoying a three-course meal and private performance.

December 8

Breakfast with Santa

All-you-can-eat pancakes, Roasterie Coffee and a tour of Santa’s workshop to benefit ArtsTech.

December 12

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Find your most-obnoxious festive sweater and hit up Tower Tavern to support Operation Breakthrough in its mission to aid children living in poverty in KC’s urban core.

December 26

Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors Holiday Brunch

Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the city’s great jazz heritage.


Happy Bottoms: Goal is to provide diapers to low-income families through donations, both financial and in-kind while raising awareness of the need for diapers. Have a little fun and host a diaper drive!

The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City: Save or improve the life of an area animal. Consider adoption as the perfect gift for the family for the holidays!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City: Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. They help children realize their potential and build their futures.

Project Warmth KC: Project Warmth is an initiative to collect new and gently used coats and blankets as well as cash donations to help people in need during extremely cold weather.

United Way of Greater KC: United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health.

Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City: Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City provides children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities they need for activity and inclusion.

Harvesters: Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others.

Get out there and help one another, KC!