JCCB Newsletter February 2021
Candy Carlton has joined the staff as our new Administrative Associate. Originally from Texas, she has lived in Overland Park for over 30 years. Candy has worked and volunteered with several KC area nonprofit organizations and is excited to now be involved with helping her Johnson County neighbors. Candy's greatest accomplishments are her two adult children and she is the very proud grandmother of a precious 5 year old girl. Although the office is still officially closed, Candy will normally be there Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm, and is looking forward to working with each of you.
We love hearing from our clients and are happy to share the following message we recently received:
I want to let you know that both my wife Ana Reyes and I José Pagán are very grateful to you for all that you do with so much love for others. God continue to bless you to continue with such a beautiful work. Thanks.
Seeking Volunteer to Serve as Treasurer
Ed Corr has done an awesome job for several years but it is time for him to move on from this position. The volunteer treasurer serves on the Board of Directors and has the following duties:
  • Review financials prepared by our accountant and report to the Board;
  • Occasionally answer accounting questions;
  • Compile the year end inventory figures (the department chairs send in their year end inventory to be reviewed and put into a format the auditors can use);
  • Serve as a liaison with the auditors who also prepare the annual 990.
We have a professional accountant that does the day to day bookkeeping and payroll using Quick Books. Ed is willing to stay on for the rest of the year and help bring the new treasurer up to speed on JCCB. If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, please contact us.

The webpage, www.jccb.org, contains a lot of information about the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. You can learn more about what we do, who we help, why we help and ways you can help us serve our low-income neighbors. There is a page on Events that will occur during 2021. Through the webpage you can volunteer to help throughout the year (there are many different opportunities) and you can donate in order to support our work. 

In Memory of Leroy Wisner

Leroy Wisner went to his eternal home on January 18, 2021. Leroy was an active supporter of the Johnson County Christmas Bureau together with his wife Mary. They were always a team in their church activities and with JCCB. Mary Wisner, his widow, served as the treasurer for the Christmas Bureau for many years. 
Leroy served as a faithful volunteer for the Christmas Bureau for twenty years. Leroy and brother-in-law John Kimple picked up and delivered supplies for the bureau, always with a smile and willing heart. Leroy was the resident handyman during the holiday shop. He never complained and always had a smile on his face. 
Leroy served during World War II as an aircraft mechanic. He retired from Standard Oil. In 1960 he was elected to the Merriam City Council, serving 2 years. He also served on the Merriam Elementary School Board. He was active in the Merriam Optimist Club, the Merriam Christian Church and the Lenexa Masonic Lodge.  Leroy was laid to rest with military honors at Johnson County Memorial Gardens.
Physical office will remain closed until further notice.
We are continually monitoring the situation and will advise as updates are needed.

HOLIDAY OF HOPE BENEFIT - October 22, 2021
HOLIDAY SHOP - Opens December 3, 2021
Client applications will be available October 1st.
Seasonal Volunteer signups will also begin October 1st.
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913-341-4342 www.jccb.org

Our Mission

  • Provide warmth and support, during the winter holiday season, to low-income Johnson County, Kansas families;

  • Increase awareness and understanding of poverty in Johnson County, Kansas; 

  • Give neighbors an outlet to help neighbors.

JCCB provides services to low-income Johnson County neighbors without regard to religion, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.