Christmas Bureau kick-off set for Oct. 13

For Immediate Release: Oct. 8, 2014

UNITED WAY CONTACT: Lillian Moss, Communications Assistant| Phone: 785.273.4804

WHAT:  Kick-off for 73rd year of the Christmas Bureau. Sign up to adopt, volunteer or donate at

Intake of families needing help runs Oct. 31 – Nov. 8 at Let’s Help and Antioch Family Life Center. Volunteers match adopters with families in the hope that adopters will contact their family by Thanksgiving so that families will know they will have gifts for children this year.

WHEN: 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13

WHERE: 6323 SW 48th Place (FYI-this is a private home)

WHO: Connie and Pat Michaelis. United Way Board Chairman Kent Townsend and United Way president and CEO Miriam Krehbiel will speak.

Children will have a chance to visit with Santa Claus and receive a small gift.

WHY: Since 1941, the Christmas Bureau has been brightening the holidays for families in need. There is a great need for adopters as nearly 3,000 families are expected to register for assistance.

  • Churches, companies and our community partners often adopt large numbers of families.
  • Individuals and families are needed to adopt those in need.
  • Volunteers are needed to help register with families and match them with adopters.
  • Cash donations are needed as well so that we may still provide receive gifts for families who are not adopted.


United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, income and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community. United Way remains dedicated to Basic Needs including food, shelter, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence.

For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $105 million into the community.

                                                   INTAKE DATES

   Let’s Help – 200 S. Kansas Ave                                                    

Saturday November 1st 9 am — 3 pm
Monday November 3rd 3 pm — 7pm
Tuesday November 4th 3 pm — 7 pm
Wednesday November 5th 3 pm — 7 pm
Thursday November 6th 3 pm — 7 pm
Friday November 7th 3 pm — 7 pm
Saturday November 8th (LAST DAY) 9 am — 3 pm


 Antioch Life Center –  1921 SE Indiana Ave.  

Friday October 31st 9 am — 1 pm
Saturday November 1st 9 am — 3 pm
Monday November 3rd 9 am — 1 pm
Tuesday November 4th 9 am — 1 pm
Wednesday November 5th 9 am — 1 pm
Thursday November 6th 9 am — 1 pm
Friday November 7th 9 am — 1 pm
Saturday November 8th (LAST DAY) 9 am — 3 pm