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Holiday Gift Drive

Each year, hundreds of companies, organizations, and families help buy and donate gifts to provide families with opportunities to select and receive gifts while they’re far from home. Please join us in filling our shelves with holiday surprises for all of our guests!

We often have plenty of children’s toys, but truly need items for babies, teens and adults since we serve the entire family with our holiday gift drive!


Newborn Clothing

Infant Soft & Plush Toys

Activity Gyms & Playmats

Teethers & Rattles

Baby Grooming Kit

Board Books


Clothing (6month +)

Bath Toys

Building Blocks

Musical Toys

Stacking & Sorting Toys

Push & Pull Toys



Makeup Sets

Jewelry & Hair Items

Sports Gear

DIY/Craft Kits

STEM/Science Kits

 New &
Expecting Moms

Portable Phone Chargers

Manicure & Pedicure Kits

Pajama Sets & Robes

Skincare (lotions, bathbombs, face masks)

Fuzzy socks


Adult Coloring Books

Throw Blankets

Adult Puzzles

Travel Water Bottles

Travel Coffee Mugs

Kansas City Chiefs Hats

Gift Cards



Gas cards



The Roasterie Cafe (located inside Children’s Mercy)

*** NOTE: We can only accept items that are new, unwrapped and in original packaging.

Everyday Essentials

We are also in need of food, snacks, cleaning supplies and more to keep our houses warm and cozy during the holidays. Check out our online wish list!

Make Kits

Looking for an opportunity for a group of volunteers? Check out our off-site volunteering options, which include making kits for families. Sign up for a time to deliver your completed kits here.

Donation Drop-off

We prefer that items be dropped off before or during the first week of December, but we will continue to accept holiday donations throughout the month of December and into January. Items can be dropped off at 2502 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64108. Our donation hours are 7AM – 7PM daily. Do you have a really large donation? Give us a call to schedule your drop-off! 816-541-8461