Christmas Bureau

IMPORTANT: Beginning on Monday, 10/29, the doors of the application center at Johnston Community Center will close to new applicants at 6:45 pm to allow the volunteers to finish helping those already in line. Please plan to arrive BEFORE 6:45 pm.

2018 Christmas Bureau

To apply to be adopted, follow the application directions below. Intake dates are listed below.
To volunteer, adopt a family or donate, click the link to go to the Adoption page.

Application Process

  • Adoption applicants must reside in Shawnee County.
  • You must apply in person at Johnston Community Center on one of the dates below.
  • Please download and print both the information sheet and application form.
  • Call 2-1-1 if you have questions about the application process.
  • Please read the instructions carefully and make sure you have the required documentation when you come to the application center. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. LAS SOLICITUDES NO SERÁN PROCESADAS SIN TODAS LAS DOCUMENTACIONES REQUERIDAS.
Tuesday, October 23 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday, October 25 10 am – 7 pm
Friday, October 26 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, October 27 10 am – 3 pm
Monday, October 29 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday, November 1 10 am – 7 pm
Friday, November 2 (LAST DAY) 10 am – 7 pm

Please print off both the information sheet and the application form. Change printer settings to landscape before printing. Application forms must be printed front and back, not on two separate sheets. You MUST use black ink.

2018 Christmas Bureau Sign-Up Information (English PDF)
2018 Christmas Bureau Application Form (English PDF)

Inscripción al Christmas Bureau 2018 (PDF)
Formulario de aplicación 2018 (PDF)

Jackson County residents can contact the Jackson County Christmas Bureau via Facebook at Applications are available at First Baptist Church, the Post Office, NEK-CAP, Senior Center, Jackson County Health Dept. and the Jackson County Food pantry or by email at The deadline to sign up is November 16. The Christmas Store will be held December 14.


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 The goal is to have adoptee match information to adopters before Thanksgiving.

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