Operation Holiday distributes nonperishable food, fresh food vouchers, winter wear and blankets to low-income families and individuals. More than 12,000 Sedgwick County residents apply annually. Half of them are children, and 20% of the adults are elderly and/or disabled on a fixed income. Children 14 and under receive gifts through a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Teen2Teen provides gifts for children 15-17. In 2015 we started a pet food distribution program with Skaer Veterinary Clinic.
Operation Holiday is an excellent way to volunteer. More than 7,000 volunteer hours are needed to make Operation Holiday a success. Grab your family, your congregation, your organization or come on your own - any way you like to volunteer, we can accommodate you. Specific volunteer information will be posted here soon.