2021 Holiday


Help our hard-working mothers give their children a Christmas they won’t forget!

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Help a local family enjoy the holiday season!

84% of students are supporting their families on less than $6,000 per year when they enter our program. For the six months they are in our training program, they live on $150 a week, making the Christmas season a particularly difficult one to manage. New graduates are making a living wage, but they are also navigating the benefits cliff, many for the first time.

We hope you will help ease these burdens by adopting one of our families. You can select the size of family you wish to adopt, and we will give you their information by the week of Thanksgiving, if not before.

The average amount spent on each member of an adopted family is around $100, but there are no limits. This year we are asking that ALL presents be wrapped prior to drop off. Exact details and dates will be sent to you when you receive your family’s information. If you have any questions prior to signing up, please email Michelle at mhorst@epeckc.org. Thank you so much for your interest!



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Have a question? Contact us!

Location: 5829 Troost Avenue, Suite B

Telephone: 816.214.5376

Email: mhorst@epeckc.org (adopt-a-family)

thegroomingproject@gmail.com (general inquiries)

School Hours: T-F: 8 am – 4 pm