Operation Celebration

Operation Celebration, started in 2009 is a philanthropic program administered by the Assisteens® auxiliary of Assistance League of Kansas City.  It provides a party in a bag to children and teens in a temporary care facility and other celebrations at other local agencies.

Assisteens provide this program to celebrate birthdays or important milestones for children and youth who have been removed from their homes and are staying in a temporary foster care facility.

Each celebration bag contains a cake mix, frosting, paper products and an age-appropriate gift.

During 2021-2022, Celebration bags were distributed to 125 children, 2 to 18 years old.

The Assisteens auxiliary also organizes and executes other celebrations and events at local agencies, such as homeless shelters and nursing homes, through the Operation Celebration program.  150 snack packs with hand warmers were provided to Uplift Organization to distribute to homeless people in the Kansas City area during 2021-2022.

“…Thanks so much for our much needed celebration bag…”

“Assistance League of Kansas City provides our shelter with Celebration Bags, which are used for birthday celebrations, goodbye gifts, and achievement parties.  The toys and party supplies in these bags truly make a difference in the lives of the children we serve every day.  These celebration bag donations assure that every child served by our shelter has a homemade cake, age appropriate gift, and fun decorations for their party.  We are so thankful for the ongoing support of Assistance League of Kansas City.”

Operation Celebration Video