2020 Christmas Bureau Intake

Donna Swaffar
, Communications Director
Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text)
E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org 

Christmas Bureau Intake Begins Monday, October 26 

COVID-19 precautions include two additional application sites,
changes to adoption process

TOPEKA, KS, October 16, 2020— The Christmas Bureau in Shawnee County has announced application and intake details for low-income individuals and families who could use a little extra holiday help. Some aspects of the program have changed temporarily to maximize health and safety because of COVID-19.

Applications, income and documentation requirements and procedural changes are available on United Way of Greater Topeka’s website: https://unitedwaytopeka.org/work/cb/.

United Way is collaborating with the Community Resource Council, Topeka Housing Authority, and Salvation Army to provide more intake locations and allow for better social distancing during the required in-person application process. Intake dates and locations are:

Deer Creek Community Center, 2345 SE 25th St.
CRC Care Center—Avondale East, 455 SE Golf Park Blvd.
Salvation Army, 1320 SE 6th Ave.

  • Monday, October 26: 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 28: 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 3: 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday, November 5: 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday, November 7: 10:00am-2:00pm
The 2020 application form and information flyer are available in Spanish and English on the UWGT website: https://unitedwaytopeka.org/work/cb.
Intake volunteers will be needed for all the dates listed above. Please contact Jess Barraclough at jnb@unitedwaytopeka.org if you would like to help.

COVID-19 also has necessitated changes to the normal adoption procedures. Details are available online at https://unitedwaytopeka.org/work/cb/adopt.

Donations can be made online at UWGTChristmas.com or mailed to United Way of Greater Topeka, attn: Christmas Bureau, 1527 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka, KS 66604. The United Way office daily schedule is subject to change due to COVID-19, so please call ahead (785.273.4804) before dropping off any in-person donations.