Each year generous Wichitans like you come together to gather food, grocery gift cards, winter wear, pet food and other basic needs for struggling individuals and families through Operation Holiday—and we need your help!
Want to host a collection drive at your workplace or organization? Contact Sherry at [email protected]
If you are interested in volunteering with Operation Holiday, please contact Alex at [email protected]
Those wishing to apply for assistance must apply in person at one of ten locations throughout Wichita between Monday, November 5th and Friday, December 30. Check out this flyer for location and hours.
Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, we served 13,553 individuals and families—including more than 5,000 children— through Operation Holiday last year! Together we can serve even more this holiday season.
I want a better life for my kids than what I had. I know now how my lack of education is hurting not just me but them too. I'm training to be a CNA - and I'm really good at it! I even dream about getting my RN one day, but for now I'm happy knowing I'll be able to get a good job. I'm teaching my kids that school is important and it isn't too late to have big dreams. Thanks to IFM I have a place to live and support while I work on my goals.”
I was a resident at Inter-Faith Inn and at IFM's Emergency Winter Shelter. Now I'm working at IFM's Safe Haven as a weekend house manager and living in an IFM apartment. I'm grateful for the opportunity to rebuild my life. I didn't always do the right thing - in fact I was exited from the Inn for not trying hard enough to meet the goals I'd set for myself. They didn't give up on me, and now I'm so happy to be able to help others regain their footing. ”
I'm homeless and I'm an alcoholic. I haven't felt good in such a long time that I've almost forgotten what it was like. I'm at Inter-Faith Inn right now, I'm working, and I'm attending AA meetings. My IFM case manager encourages me and pushes me. I have hope. ”