Join Our 3rd Annual Christmas Celebration 

Friday, Dec. 23
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Truman Event Center

Christmas at the Crossroads is Shelter KC’s annual celebration of Christmas serving adults experiencing homelessness. Last year, 70% of the people in attendance had not previously used our services. This premier holiday event offers fun, food, and fellowship with carnival-style booths, a traditional holiday meal, care package giveaways, and more. New this year, we are partnering with Operation Care International to provide new socks and shoes to those in attendance.

This event would not be possible without the help and prayers of our volunteers and supporters. We can't wait to celebrate with you and share the love of our Savior and the holiday season!

Care Packages

This year, our goal is to hand out 600 care packages full of basic necessity items to all those in attendance. 

Help us stock up on the following full-size items: 

  • Chapstick
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Christmas cards

Items can be delivered to the Shelter KC Administration Office (1520 Cherry Street) between Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don't have time to shop? We are also taking monetary donations.

Event Volunteer Opportunities

Our largest event of the year takes many helping hands. Volunteer positions are available for both individuals and groups to set up booths, serve Christmas meals, hand out care packages, and more. Volunteer sign-ups begin November 18. Have questions or need additional information? Reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator.


  • Serve traditional holiday meals


  • Check-in
  • Man activity booths
  • Hand out care packages
  • hand out blankets
  • Provide clean socks and shoes

Sponsorship Opportunities

Christmas at the Crossroads is perfect for any church, company, school group, or organization to participate in. We are currently looking for those willing to serve alongside us as we spread the holiday cheer loud for all to hear. With your sponsorship, you will be mentioned in our event press release as well as on social media. Support is appreciated through funds, your time (or both) in any of the following ways:

  • Host Event Sponsor
  • Care Package Sponsor
  • Shoe Sponsor
  • Coffee Cart Sponsor
  • Booth Sponsors

For questions or to sign up today, contact Kara today!

Ways to Support

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Care Package Donations

Monetary donations can be accepted online to purchase items for the care package that will be handed out during the event.

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Gift your time and talents while you celebrate the holiday season.

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Your support will help make this event the premier holiday event in the city.