Holiday Giving

Gift Drive

The Douglas County Holiday Bureau will be collecting gifts through December 16th at local businesses across Lawence. Drop off a gift for ages 0-18 at one of the locations listed below or donate monetarily HERE.

Bin Locations:

  • 1313 Mockingbird Lane
  • ACME
  • Dillon's on Mass
  • Dragon's Hoard
  • Game Nut (downtown)
  • Game Nut (iowa)
  • Garry Gribbles
  • J & S Coffee
  • T. Loft
  • Toy Store
  • Walmarts
  • Waxman's
  • Weaver's

 

Adopt A Family

If you would like to adopt a family or donate to the program, please email the Ballard Center CEO, Becky Price at becky@ballardcenter.org. Please include the number of people you are able to adopt in the email to Becky – the cost of gifts per person are estimated conservatively at $75.

Learn more here Donor Information - Elizabeth Ballard Community Services (EBCS) (ballardcenter.org)

 

Share the Warmth Coat Drive

Scotch Fabric Care Services is collecting coats to distribute. Please consider dropping off a new or gently used coat to any Lawrence Scotch location between now and November 19th. For more information call 785-846-1455 or email megan.mcclintock@usc.salvationarmy.org.

 

Angel Tree Christmas Assistance

Trees will be placed throughout town with Angel tags that represents a child in Douglas County and their wish list. Find a tree and purchase the items listed on the tag. See their registry HERE.

 

Holiday Meals

Just Food

Thanksgiving Holiday Food Distribution

Customers with an account established prior to 11/1/22 can sign up online to receive an additional 14 points to put toward Holiday Items. To register for an account go to justfoodks.org.

Distribution will occur from 11/15/22 - 11/22/22.

 

Catholic Charities 

Thanksgiving Food Boxes

Registration through 10/31/22 - Contact Abigail Chikanda at 785-856-2694, with questions.

 

Salvation Army

Holiday Meal

12/14/22 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. - Location TBD

 

Nothing Unique Organization

Christmas Dinner Giveaway- If you or a family you know is in need of a Christmas dinner, please reach out via email or call by November 30. Include family name, number of people in the house, address, and phone number. 

Email: events4nuo@gmail.com
Phone: 785-764-9078

Meal Include (Uncooked) Whole Chicken, Green Beans, Corn, Cranberry, Mac & Chees, Cornmeal, Brownies or Cookies, Plastic Silverware, Disposable Foil Pans.

 

Sandwich Bowl

Community Thanksgiving To-Go

Learn more at Sandwich Bowl's Community Thanksgiving dinner To-go! | Facebook