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The MLM Christmas Store, held December 5th - 8th 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 (see below for dates and times)  and meet the following requirements:

  • Live within MLM's service area (ZIP codes 64108-64114 or 64127 - 64132)
  • 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 = $1,518 month
    • 2-person household = $2,058 month
    • 3-person household = $2,598 month
    • 4-person household = $3,138 month
    • 5-person household = $3,676 month

Participants may apply at Metro Lutheran Ministry (3031 Holmes, KCMO 64109) October 1st - 19th or until the program is full. Please refer to the calendar below for application times. Note that MLM is closed every day over the noon hour. 


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. Appointments are available from 10 am - 7:30 pm  on Wednesday - Friday (December 5th - 7th) and 10 am - Noon on  Saturday (December 8th). 
Questions? Please call 816-931-0027. 

Experience a joyful shopping experience, free of charge

For more information, call 816931-0017