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Volunteers help approximately 850  families, or about 3,000 individuals, to shop the MLM Christmas Store. Volunteers are needed for setting up and preparing,  the store (Dec. 2, 3, and 4). Christmas Store "Elves" walk through the store with guests and help them shop (Dec. 5-8). We also need volunteers to provide meals for our volunteers each day (Dec. 3-7).

The 2018 Christmas Store will take place Sunday, December 2 – Saturday, December 8 at Immanuel Lutheran (1700 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111).

Please contact Amy Viets, Volunteer Development Coordinator, 816.285.3154.

Christmas Store Volunteer List

The MLM Christmas Store, held the first week of December, is one of the largest gift-giving programs in the Greater Kansas City area.  The store provides over 850 families with a joyful and dignified shopping experience, free of charge. Guests select toys, gifts, blankets, clothing, coats, small household appliances, and food  to help make their holidays a little merrier. 

Participating families must register in October and meet the following requirements: be at or below %150 of the federal poverty level, live within MLM's service area ( zip codes 64108-64114 or  64127 - 64132), and are not enrolled in another Christmas program. Christmas store. Individuals and families who are served are at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.  For more information, contact 816.931.0017. 


We need many “elves” to help make Christmas merrier for hundreds of Kansas City families.

For more information, call 816.285.3154 or email Amy Viets.