Donating Goods

Operation Breakthrough graciously accepts donations that are used to help our families meet the basic needs for food, hygiene items, children's books, gently used children's clothing. If requested, Operation Breakthrough will provide a tax receipt to the donor, listing the items donated and the date. Operation Breakthrough will not assign a value to the donated goods.

Donated goods are accepted between 9 a.m. and Noon and between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday ONLY at the back dock on Harrison St., just north of 31st St. (Behind our newer building on the west side of Troost.) Pull up to the back dock and someone will assist you.  If you do not get a response, call the main number 816-756-3511 to let them know you are at the dock to drop off a donation. Please DO NOT leave items on the dock after 5 p.m. or on weekends. If you have questions, please email Jennifer Heinemann at 

Amazon Wish List

All classrooms and departments post needs/wishes on the Operation Breakthrough general wish list on Amazon. Items on it can be purchased anywhere. The list is just a guide for people to see the types of items we need. Click here for a link to the Amazon wish list.

If you purchase anything from Amazon, they will donate 05% of all your purchases to Operation Breakthrough when you sign up to support our children. All you have to do is sign in at Then type "Operation Breakthrough Kansas City," and you are ready to shop as usual. Operation Breakthrough will get a check, and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you helped a child in need.

Thank you for helping us care for our children and their families!

Food Pantry Wish List:

Non-perishable foods, including:

  • Cereal – cold and oatmeal
  • Boxed meals
  • Canned fruit - 100% juice or lite syrup if possible
  • Pasta and pasta sauce in plastic jars
  • Rice - including brown rice and wild rice
  • Hearty soups/chili
  • Crackers
  • Cornbread mix
  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Pancake mix/syrup
  • Hamburger/Tuna Helper
  • Jelly in plastic containers
  • Canned tuna or chicken - water packed if possible
  • Canned beans such as kidney or black beans
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned vegetables - low sodium is possible
  • Applesauce
  • Breakfast bars

Other items that can’t be purchased with food stamps:

  • Diapers, size 3 and up
  • Diaper wipes
  • Baby wash/diaper cream
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes for children and adults
  • Skin lotion
  • Toilet tissue
  • Deodorant
  • Bath soap
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning items such as cleansers, dish soap and sponges

Other gifts:

See our donation policy for other things we would like to have.

Donation Policy