With Christmas just two weeks away, The Call KC and VolunteerMark are teaming up to provide any last-minute shoppers the opportunity to give back to the Kansas City community this holiday season.

Over the next 12 days, the two organizations will be collecting gift donations for the kids ofGillis to give to their families and loved ones. As one of the longest-standing nonprofits in Kansas City, Gillis helps at-risk children and families reach their potential through counseling, education and social services.

The “Christmas Gifts for Gillis” donations can range from bath and body products to small household appliances to watches and other apparel accessories. Also, the organizations ask that all items be newly purchased and not gift-wrapped.

Items can be donated in various ways: dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the VolunteerMark’s offices located inside the Archer Foundation, 5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66211; or contact and a VolunteerMark representative will set up a time to come collect the donations.

Final donations will need to be made by Friday, Dec. 20.

After delivering the gifts to Gillis, the kids will then select one or two items to gift-wrap and present to their loved ones on Christmas morning.

For more information about “Christmas Gifts For Gillis,” contact or 816-721-5529.