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Since 1971, MLM volunteers have made Christmas a little merrier for thousands of families in need by providing a dignified and joyful shopping experience, free of charge. Last year, more than 850 families (representing 2,800 individuals) received gifts such as toys and clothing, blankets, Bibles and small appliances.

Providing gifts and Christmas cheer to hundreds of Kansas City families each year.

CHRISTMAS STORE

HOW YOU CAN HELP

December 3 - 8, 2018

Note to all leaders of scout troops, youth groups, and school groups: Please contact Amy Viets, Volunteer Coordinator, before signing up for a volunteer shift. Email: amyviets@mlmkc.org / Direct phone line: 816.285.3154


BE A SANTA

Be a part of someone's Christmas miracle! Church groups, individuals, and businesses donate new items such as coats, toys, clothing and blankets all year long to stock the Christmas Store shelves.  Shopping for 3,000 people takes a village! Please consider hanging MLM ornaments on a "giving" tree or downloading our 2018 Wish List for your next shopping trip!


Please deliver your gifts to Immanuel Lutheran Church (1700 Westport Road) on Sunday, December 2nd (Noon - 3:00 pm). Questions? Call Kelly at 816-285-3141. Thank you!


BE AN ELF
The Christmas Store is MLM's favorite time of the year because we get to work with over 600 incredible volunteers.  Volunteers greet the guests, serve as personal shopping assistants, and help restock the floor. Spending time sharing joy and gifts with others is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.  


Click HERE to view the volunteer schedule and sign-up. Daytime and evening shifts available!


HELP SET UP THE STORE

It takes a lot of human-power to unload, unpack, and set up a store that can serve 900 families. We need plenty of strong arms on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday .


Click HERE to view the volunteer schedule and sign-up. 


PROVIDE A MEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS

A long shift of setting up or "elfing" really builds up an appetite! Help us appreciate our amazing Christmas Store volunteers by providing a meal - you'll be the most popular person at the store!


Click HERE to view the meal schedule and sign-up.