Get Help - Operation Holiday

Each year HumanKind Ministries distributes basic necessities such as food, winter wear and blankets to those who need it most through Operation Holiday. Children 14 and under receive gifts through our partnership with U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

Applications for Operation Holiday 2020 are now closed.

We are looking forward to the drive-thru distribution at the west overflow parking lot outside of our warehouse at Towne West Square Mall from Dec. 15-19.

Application Eligibility

  • Households may apply for holiday assistance from either HumanKind Ministries’s Operation Holiday program or Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Please make sure your household applies to only one holiday assistance program.
  • Please note we are unable to provide gifts for teens age 15 and older this year.

2020 Application Guidelines

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 or surrounding areas.
  • Be prepared to choose a date and time for distribution.

Household Size

Maximum Two-Month Gross Income  (most recent)

One $3,934
Two $5,314
Three $6,697
Four $8,078
Five $9,459
Six $10,841
Seven $12,222
Eight $13,603

For each additional family member, add $400.

2020 Application Sites & Hours

Applications will be accepted October 12th through November 20th. We encourage all those who are able to please apply online using the link above (available October 12). Some paper applications will be available at select locations. More details coming soon.

Applicants must be able to show:

  • 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 members of the household for past two months (September and October)
  • Telephone or message number

2020 Distribution

Operation Holiday distribution will take place December 15-19, 2020 in the parking lot overflow area outside our distribution center in the former Sears store at Towne West Square Mall, located at 4600 W Kellogg Drive, Wichita, KS 67209. More details coming soon.

If you need to authorize someone else to pick up your Operation Holiday benefits at distribution, download and complete the Proxy Authorization Form (English or Spanish). Please note, the person who comes to pick up your benefits will need to have a photo copy of your photo ID and bring their own photo ID with them to distribution.