Whatever gifts you choose will light up your child’s life and be more treasured than you know!  But because people have asked, the following suggestions might be helpful:

 1.  If you choose to sponsor a child, you will receive a packet that will contain a large red bag, name tag and an index card with the child's first name, clothing sizes and around three wish list items.  Because kids love to unwrap gifts, we suggest purchasing eight to ten gifts per red bag.  Due to mailing costs we ask, whenever possible, that sponsors pick up their packet from their Red Bag Lady (names and email addresses provided below).     

2.  Please do not include any used items.

3.  Some of the gifts can be inexpensive items like socks, gloves, personal care items, sleeping bags and school supplies. 

4.  A chock-full red bag with clothing, wish list items and extras can usually be packed for $100-$150 for younger children and $150-$200 for older children and teens.

5.  The 2021 Red Bags will be delivered on Saturday, December 4th, from 10 am - 2 pm.  


  Delivery Site For 2021:           The KVC Ball Conference Center

                                                    21344 W 153rd St

                                                    Olathe, KS  


6.  The red bags are loaded into one of three moving vans and delivered the following Monday.  A BIG THANK YOU TO FRY WAGNER MOVING COMPANY FOR DONATING THE MOVING VANS EACH YEAR!!!  


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Name  _______________________________________________                              Previous Sponsor:    Yes / No

                                                                                                                          Info Changes:          Yes / No

Address  ____________________________________________


City, State, Zip Code  __________________________________


Phones:         ____________________   _____________________  _________________________

                                    Home                                     Cell                                         Work


Please mark the appropriate boxes below to request the number, age and sex of the children you wish to sponsor.  We will try to honor your request as nearly as possible. 



                                                                        BOYS                               GIRLS                             No Gender  Preference                      


Infant/Preschool            Ages 0-4




Elementary                   Ages 5-11



Middle School               Ages 12-14




High School                  Ages 15-17




Kids “Aging Out”           Ages 18+

New this year!  As foster kids “age out” of the system, they often don’t have basic items they will need to live on their own.  If you adopt one of these teenagers, we recommend both household needs and one or two personal gifts.  This may include some of the following ideas (new items please!): towel and washcloth, a shower caddy with toiletries, a pillow, sheets, blanket, dishes, a pot and pan, silverware; as well as clothes, books, etc.  This may be a bit more expensive than younger kids, but that little extra will go a long way!





No Age Preference                                           










Pick Up:  Arrangements can be made to pick up the Red Bag packet from any of the homes listed below. 

In an attempt to save on postage expenses, we ask that you pick up the packets from the Red Bag Lady's home as much as possible; however the mailing of the packets can be arranged.  Once we receive your Red Bag Sponsor Sheet, the Red Bag Ladies will fill your request as soon as possible and contact you via phone.




Return this form to one of the following Red Bag Ladies:  


Ashley Crouch                                                              RedBagsforAshley@gmail.com

159th and Antioch, Overland Park, KS 

Donetta Shaner                                                           RedBagsforDonetta@gmail.com

124th and Nieman, Overland Park, KS

Donna Crouch                                                             RedBagsforDonna@gmail.com

83rd and Nall, Overland Park, KS

Jane Dooley                                                                RedBagsforJane@gmail.com

127th and Nieman, Overland Park, KS 

Lauren Dooley Johnson                                              RedBagsforLauren@gmail.com

131st and Mission, Overland Park, KS