Operation Celebration 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.
provide this program to celebrate birthdays or important milestones for children and youth who have been removed from their homes and are staying a temporary foster care facility.
Each celebration bag contains a cake mix, frosting, paper products and an age-appropriate gift.
During 2018-2019, Celebration bags were distributed to 62 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. The program began in 2009.
"...Thanks so much for our much needed celebration bag..."
"The 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 ALKC (Assistance League of Kansas City)."