The MLM Christmas Store, held December 4 - 7, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westport, 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 apply at MLM in October (exact dates and times will be published in the fall)  and meet the following requirements:

  • Live within MLM's service area
  • Not enrolled in another Christmas program such as the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund
  • Income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level:
    • 1-person household = $1,561 month
    • 2-person household = $2,113 month
    • 3-person household = $2,666 month
    • 4-person household = $3,218 month
    • 5-person household = $3,771 month

Participants may apply at Metro Lutheran Ministry (3031 Holmes, KCMO 64109) September 30 - October 4th,  October 7-11, October 17-18, and October 21. 


To apply, participants must bring:

  • Picture ID for head of household
  • Date of birth and Social Security card for each household member
  • Proof of income for last 30 days 
  • Proof of address (current piece of mail)

During the application process, participants will select their December shopping date and time. 
Questions? Please call 816-931-0027. 

Experience a joyful shopping experience, free of charge

For more information, call 816.931.0027