Operation Celebration

Operation Celebration is a service program administered by a group of incredible teens through the Assisteens® auxiliary of Assistance League of Kansas City.  Our Assisteens, under the supervision of  energetic adult ALKC sponsors, pour themselves into touching the lives of struggling and impoverished people in our community for whom celebrations are often few and far between.  Assisteens exists to shine hope into the lives of these hurting people.

Assisteens is open to students in grades 7 thru 12 who desire to work alongside other service-minded teens dedicated to making a difference in their communities.  Assisteens members should also be prepared to make lots of new friends, laugh, learn, and have tons of fun!

2021 –  2022 Program Review

125

Bags distributed to 2- to 18-year-olds.

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Assisteens Members in 2021-22

150

Snack packs provided to  Uplift Organization

Celebration Activities

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Celebration Bags

Our teens assemble a party in a bag for the children at New House and Synergy House domestic violence shelters.  Each bag contains everything to create a party for a child:  cake mix and frosting, paper products, and an age-appropriate gift. During 2021-2022, Celebration bags were distributed to 125 children, 2 to 18 years old.

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Celebrations for the Homeless

Our teens work together to feed the homeless in our community. In 2021-2022 alone, these dedicated young people provided 180 sack lunches to Uplift Organization to distribute to homeless people in the Kansas City area.  In addition to those sack lunches, our teens prepared 300 hot meals for the  homeless last year.

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Halloween Trunk or Treat Celebration

Our teens are committed to providing a fun and safe Halloween experience for children in our community who often miss out on such things. Last Halloween our teens decorated cars, organized games, and provided delicious treats for children at the Synergy Children’s Shelter and the Synergy domestic violence shelter.

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Warm and Cozy Celebrations

On any given night, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City serves 91 families – keeping families close to their sick children while they get the care they need. Our teens wrote notes of encouragement and made warm fleece blankets for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

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For Teens by Teens

Often youth who are living without parental guidance and support can use a hand up.  We work with high school social workers to provide them with a duffle bag packed with some basic clothing items and personal hygiene supplies.  Our Assisteens assemble the duffle bags and write a personal note of encouragement to include as well.   Our goal is to give kids a bit of hope, to let them know there’s someone out there who cares about them, even when they’re enduring a difficult time in their lives.

Assisteens in Action

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