Christmas Bureau

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: CHRISTMAS BUREAU APPLICATIONS
October 24-November 4
You can help Christmas Bureau applicants navigate the application process by being a greeter, an application assistant or even by doing data entry. Come to an informational meeting from 4 to 5 pm on Friday, October 20 at United Way, 1315 SW Arrowhead Road. For more information, please contact Kimberly Wolff at 785.228.5120 or kwolff@unitedwaytopeka.org.

2017 Application Flyer – ENGLISH

2017 Application Form – ENGLISH

2017 Application Flyer – SPANISH

2017 Application Form – SPANISH

YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FORM USING BLACK INK
You will need free PDF reader software to open these forms.
You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from
https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html

2017 Application Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS ONLY ONE APPLICATION SITE THIS YEAR
Johnston Community Center
2021 SE Market (Just east of Topeka Housing Authority)
Intake begins October 24 and ends November 4

Christmas Bureau Intake Dates
Echo Ridge Johnston Community Center
2021 SE Market, Topeka KS
Tuesday, October 24
9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, October 25
9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, October 26
9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm
Friday, October 27
NO INTAKE
Saturday, October 28
9 am – 3 pm
Sunday, October 29
NO INTAKE
Monday, October 30
NO INTAKE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
NO INTAKE
Wednesday, November 1
9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, November 2
9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm
Friday, November 3
9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, November 4
(LAST DAY)
9 am – 3 pm

Individuals or groups interested in helping with the intake process should contact Kimberly Wolff (Kimberly.wolff@unitedwaytopeka.org or 228-5120). A short training is required for intake volunteers. Training dates are being determined and will be the week prior to the first day of intake. Volunteers who speak both fluent Spanish and English are especially needed.

Adoption applicants must reside in Shawnee County. Those applying to be adopted must fill out an application form and provide all requested income verification materials. Application forms and a list of acceptable verification documents are provided through the links above and are also available at Let’s Help, Topeka Rescue Mission, Doorstep, Topeka Housing Authority and Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.  Applicants should fill out the paperwork before coming to an intake center if possible. Intake dates and times are detailed below.

Adopting and volunteering through the Christmas Bureau is a great company, church, school and family activity. Individuals as well as groups are encouraged to participate. To learn about becoming a Christmas Bureau adopter, visit https://www.unitedwaytopeka.org/work/cb/adopt/. The goal is to have adoptee match information to adopters before Thanksgiving.

Adopt a Family Give to Christmas Bureau Christmas Bureau Stories