Shelter KC’s second annual celebration of Christmas for Kansas City’s neediest residents will be held Friday, Dec. 23. And it will go on no matter what the weather brings.
There are many Christmas events for homeless and poor families and children in Kansas City. Shelter KC works with homeless adults, and this event gives them a joyous holiday dinner event. The event is an opportunity to bundle up some practical items to help them survive this winter. The idea is to share hope with those who have no hope, a spokesman stated.
The event will be at two locations, the Shelter KC’s Men’s Center, 1520 Cherry St., and the Truman event center nearby in Kansas City, Missouri.
A special holiday dinner will be served at Shelter KC, with the remainder of the celebration planned for the Truman across the street from the Men’s Center.
There will be three seatings of up to 150 people at a time for dinner. After eating, guests will walk across the street for the rest of the celebration.
Shelter KC plans to distribute at least 600 gift bags in specially designed bags at the event. There will be a gospel message and live musical groups will perform.
Shoes and socks have been donated, in partnership with Operation Care International, and will be distributed along with winter hats, gloves and coats.
There also will be game and crafts booths, dessert, a coffee truck, and Santa Claus will visit throughout the day.
Hundreds of volunteers will assist. Financial donations are more than welcome. Donate through the website: www.shelterkc.org.