Apply for Assistance

Make a Gift Today

Host a Collection Site

Volunteer for OH

To get help applying for assistance please call (316) 777-6097, Monday-Friday starting November 1-30. Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered:

  • Be 18 years or older. Emancipated teens age 17 may apply but must bring court documents.
  • Be a member of the applying household (only one application per household).
  • Confirm their household has not submitted applications to another holiday program.
  • Live in Sedgwick County
  • Be prepared to choose a date and time for distribution.
  • Not exceed the maximum gross income shown in the table across

 

Applicants must be able to provide:

  • Proof of identification (photo I.D.)
  • Social security numbers or proof of identification for every member in the family (including children)
  • Birth date for all family members
  • Proof of income for all adult members of the household
  • Telephone or message number

 

Click the button above to apply for assistance. 

Thousands of low-income individuals and families rely on your support form Operation Holiday. Last year we served more than 14,000 children, women, and men providing them with food, grocery gift cards, children’s coats, toys, and more. This important work would not be possible without generous Wichitans like you, so please give what you can. Every dollar helps and no gift is too small.

 

Click the button above to make a monetary donation today. 

Operation Holiday relies on the generosity of our community to share the magic of the holidays with thousands of low-income families. You can help by being a collection site for food, coats and more!

 

Sign up to be a collection site for this year’s Operation Holiday. Once we have your information, we will connect with you to provide an official OH collection box and schedule drop off/pick up times.

 

Click the button above to sign up to host a collection site!

Help us prepare for Operation Holiday. Volunteer opportunities are available in both our warehouse (in the former Sear’s Auto Center at Towne East)  in November and December and during distribution in December (distribution volunteer opportunities will open later in the year).

 

Click the button above to sign up to Volunteer for OH!

Making Spirits Bright Since 1960

For more than 60 years, HumanKind Ministries has brought the community together to run Wichita’s largest holiday assistance program, Operation Holiday. More than providing basic needs and toys, Operation Holiday helps our region’s most vulnerable residents get through the year’s coldest (and most expensive) months—and shows them that their community cares.

Applications will open the month of November and are open to individuals and families in Sedgwick County. Apply only by clicking the button below or rising an in person application site.

We need your help!

Thousands of low-income individuals and families rely on your support form Operation Holiday. Last year we served more than 14,000 children, women, and men providing them with food, grocery gift cards, children’s coats, toys, and more. If you are able, please consider making a donation to Operation Holiday. Your donation has the potential to help thousands. Items needed include: 

  • New Kids Coats
  • Non-perishable foods
  • New/handmade blankets
  • New/handmade winter accessories
  • Gifts for teens valued at $10-$20
  • Pet food (unexpired, 5-lb bags or smaller please)