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City Union Mission spreads holiday cheer to struggling KC families

Posted at 9:15 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 10:15:53-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- So, we survived another Black Friday. Now, we’re in the midst of Cyber Monday. But, for some families in Kansas City, finding something to go under the Christmas Tree is not a matter of the calendar. It is a matter of the pocket book.

That’s where City Union Mission comes in. 

For decades, the City Union Mission Christmas Store has made it possible for struggling families to “shop” for their children and spouses, at no cost.

The first shopping day, Monday November 27, some 40 families will have the chance to visit the store at 1700 East 8th Street.

Over the course of the holiday season, more than 21,000 gifts will go to income-qualified families.

According to Travis Strong of the City Union Mission, parents will come through and choose the gifts.

Then, they are wrapped and delivered on the Friday before Christmas.

There is still a need…especially gifts for moms and dads.

So, as City Union Mission’s Dennis Chapman, suggests, when you’re out doing your family shopping, maybe ask your child to choose a gift that will be earmarked for the Christmas Store. It is a way to make the holidays brighter for all KC Families.

Somewhere, Santa is smiling!