WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Applications for assistance through Operation Holiday continue through Nov. 30. You can fill out the application online, by phone at 316-777-6097 or at select in-person application locations from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
|Dear Neighbor Ministries||1329 S Bluffview||316-684-5120||Mon-Fri||9 a.m. -3 p.m.|
|Colvin Neighborhood Community Center||2820 S Roosevelt||316-303-8023||Mon-Fri||9 a.m.-12p.m.,|
|Atwater Neighborhood Community Center||2755 E 19th St N||316-303-8016||Mon-Fri||9 a.m.-12 p.m.,|
|Evergreen Community Center||2700 Woodland N||316-303-8036||Mon-Fri||9 a.m. -12 p.m.,|
Each year since 1960, HumanKind Ministries partners with the community to distribute basic needs such as food, blankets, children’s coats, and more to thousands of low-income individuals and families—more than 14,000 in 2020 alone. With many families still struggling from the effects of the pandemic, HumanKind says they anticipate serving even more this year.
“Applications are open through the end of the month, and we have already seen an increase, and we are expecting to see an increase for need as the results of the pandemic continue and linger,” said Greer Horning, Humankind Ministries, associate director of development.
Organizations wishing to host collection drives to support Operation Holiday can pick up boxes from HumanKind’s office located at 829 N. Market, with items due back by Dec. 10. HumanKind’s greatest needs are new or like-new children’s coats and winter accessories and new or handmade blankets.
“We would love to provide a coat for every kiddo that we serve, so we need a ton of children’s coats, new or like new,” said Horning.
Distribution of goods will take place Wednesday, Dec. 15, through Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Operation Holiday warehouse located in the former Sear’s Auto Center at Towne East Mall.
“We got a huge warehouse, and we want to fill it full, so we can serve as many people as we can in the community,” added Horning.