Holiday Bureau “Adopt A Family”


“There is no greater joy, nor greater reward, than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.” - Mary Rose McGeady

The Ballard Center is proud to be one of the local nonprofits that helps match families in need to donors for holiday gifts, and we are grateful for our community’s support of our collaborative Adopt-A-Family program.

Holiday Bureau Family Intake has closed. If you missed our sign-up, see other community resources below.

Other Holiday Bureau Resources:

ECKAN – 2518 Ridge Court, Suite 104 Lawrence, KS 66046

  • Sign Up Dates: Begins October 26, 2020 – LIMIT 60 APPLICANTS
  • Call for information – (785) 841-3357
  • Contact Information: Lillie Okwuone – 

Catholic Charities – 1525 W. 6th Street Lawrence, KS 66044

  • Sign Up Dates: “By Appointment Only”
  • Limited spots available (Mid October)
  • Contact Information: Abigail Chikanda (785) 856-2694

Toys for Tots Douglas County –

  • Sign Up Dates: Applications can be found on our website. We will begin taking applications on November 15, 2021. 
  • Required materials: ID for Each Child (Birth Certificate/School Document with DOB) & Family ID (Bill/Lease with home address)
  • Toy Store Open: December 14-18, location TBD
  • Contact Information: Shanna Todd (620) 727-7860

Just Food – 1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66046

  • Please note that you cannot sign up for toys or clothes at Just Food.
  • Sign Up Dates for Thanksgiving meals: Oct 1st – Oct 31st
  • Sign Up Dates for Christmas meals: Nov 1st – Nov 30th
  • Contact information: (785) 856-7030,