Christmas Bureau: Adopt

Thank you to everyone who helped our community have a merrier holiday this year. At this time we have completed the matching process and are unable to accommodate any more adopters or applicants. We can still accept donations to offset the cost of gift cards provided to families who were adopted through United Way. Thank you and see you next year!

Thank you for helping someone in our community to enjoy a merrier Christmas season! To begin the process of being matched with a Christmas Bureau applicant, scroll down and fill out the online adopter form below or download, print and submit the 2017 Adopter Application (email, fax to 785.273.2467, or bring to the United Way office, 1315 SW Arrowhead Rd between 8 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday. If you need to call after hours to adopt, please leave a message at 785.228.5120. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can on the next work day.

Click to donate online nowCan’t adopt this year? Help us make sure that all applicants are taken care of by sending a donation. Families who aren’t matched will still receive gifts and a meal thanks to your generosity.  Donate online here or drop your contribution by the United Way office at 1315 SW Arrowhead Road during normal business hours.


2017 Christmas Bureau Family Cost Table

Please use this form to determine gift amount per person and to calculate how many families you are able to adopt this year.


The formula for food amount is based on $30.00 for the first person and $5.00 for each person thereafter. The formula for gifts is UP TO ONLY $40.00 per person in the household. PLEASE stay within the prescribed recommendations. If you find yourself with more financial resources, please consider adopting more families.

Download or view the Adopters FAQ  for information on how the adoption process works. 

Download the 2017 Family Cost Table


Name of Contact*:
Name of Group/Company/Dept(if applicable):
City*: State*: Zip*:

Daytime Phone*:
Cell Phone:

Email Address*:

Household information to be sent via:

Adopting Involves contacting adoptee, shopping, wrapping gifts, and delivering to their home.
When adopting please keep in kind that households are often diverse. Sometimes the people living under the same roof are not related, they live together to save on expenses, and in some cases not everyone living in the house is part of the household you have adopted. Households can come in different types and sizes, and volunteers will do their best to match you with the one that meets your request.

View attached cost table to determine the amount to spend per household according to its size.

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Household type: SingleMultiple Adults (no children)Married Couple w/childrenMom w/childrenDad w/childrenOnly Grandparents w/children

Children's preferred ages: No preferenceAge 0-7Age 8-12Age 13-18

Additional Requests:Senior (65+)VeteranDisabledSpanish SpeakingHomeboundOther
If Other: