CLIENTS ARE APPRECIATIVE
I wanted to thank you for all you’ve given our family this year. Our boys (ages 1 & 3) loved all the gifts provided by all those who donated and you have filled our cabinets with food which will help us spread our money. We are so thankful that God provided for us through you.
|To Johnson County Christmas Bureau,
Johnson County Christmas Bureau is an exceptional, extraordinary organization. I will always remember and be eternally thankful for the generosity and kindness bestowed upon my family through this AMAZING program. My shopping experience was AWESOME, the volunteers professional and the event extremely well organized. Thank you to everyone who selflessly and graciously devoted valuable time and resources to ensure me and my children could celebrate a very special, memorable X-mas.
Thank you for everything!
Dear Volunteers at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau,
Nicole, Asa & Aliyah
Thank you for giving of your time. The help my family received from your organization this Christmas season is greatly appreciated. This was the 1st year my family has been in the circumstances where we needed the help. And this experience has “opened my eyes” to how great the people are in this community. I’m used to being on the giving side of the equation, and being on the receiving side of that equation this year has been humbling. It just makes me want to give even more!
NURSING HOME RESIDENTS ARE TOUCHED
|We will be extremely happy with whatever you have to offer. We enjoy working with you all each year to make our residents Christmas a good one. I don’t know if you all realize how amazing you all are but I know for a fact that you touch many lives. A lot of the time residents become upset and depressed during this time of year but because of all your acts of kindness it makes this time of year a lot more bearable. So from the bottom of my heart and the hearts of my residents thank you so much.|
DONORS FEEL GOOD
Dear Johnson County Christmas Bureau,
VOLUNTEERS GIVE BACK WHILE RECEIVING
Finding Holiday Joy at Christmas Bureau
by Sakshi Mahajan in “As I See It,” The Kansas City Star
To be honest, I had never imagined that my favorite part of the holiday season would be the Johnson County Christmas Bureau when I signed up to work one weekend.
I had thought it would be yet another community service opportunity that I would greatly enjoy, but nothing special. I was quickly proved wrong. I had absolutely no expectations going into the Christmas Bureau, making me all the more surprised by my attachment to the people I met.
Each family that came in was different. I saw everyone from an 18-year-old single mom to a grandmother bringing her 40-year-old daughter with disabilities and grandchildren. The faces of the children read innocence and a certain longing that I find hard to explain. Just one book would make these children smile for hours, and I found myself humbled. All the things that I had taken for granted my whole life were gifts to these people.
I had never realized how lucky I was until I visited the Christmas Bureau.
These were some of the sweetest people that I had ever met. They had been through such harsh circumstances, but so many stayed so pure. It broke my heart, but also gave me a sense of hope. I had faith that people really were good, despite what they went through.
One of my favorite clients told me that it was her goal to work at the Christmas Bureau next year instead of having to come in as a client.
The Christmas Bureau has become my favorite part of the holidays because it is my way of giving back. To me, working at the Christmas Bureau is a reward. It is the feeling that I get in the bottom of my heart and the smile that I cannot rub off my face, and I can honestly say that I am so thankful to be part of the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.