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.


Operation Holiday 2021 distribution will take place Wednesday, Dec. 15th through Saturday, Dec. 18th and applications will open on November, 1. More information coming soon.

Get Involved

Together with our wonderful volunteers, sponsors, and supporters, we made the holidays brighter for more than 14,000 people in 2020. If you’d like to give back to the community and support Operation Holiday as part of this special team, there are several ways to get involved, individually and as a group.

  1. Host a collection drive for new kid’s coats, new kid’s winter accessories, and new or handmade blankets. You can also donate to a collection site near you. More information on signing up and collection sites coming soon.
  2. Make a monetary donation. Financial gifts help HumanKind purchase food and other items in bulk at a low cost, and thus help more people. No gift is too small and every little bit helps.
  3. Volunteer in the warehouse during preparation or distribution. Volunteer opportunities begin in November, sorting donations at our warehouse, and extend through distribution in December. Keep an eye on for opportunities coming soon.

Get Help

If you need assistance this holiday season, you can apply online from Nov.1. In the meantime, click here to learn more about eligibility requirements and how Operation Holiday can help, and please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Stay tuned right here for more information coming soon. You can also sign up for email updates and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @HumanKindWichita to make sure you don’t miss anything.




Thank You to Our 2020 Operation Holiday Sponsors