$15 
will pay for a birth certificate that a child needs to enroll in school

$25 will buy new shoes for a child.

$50 will buy formula for one baby for a month.

$100 will buy a pair of eyeglasses.

$150 will stock meat in the food pantry for 2 weeks.

$500 will pay for a field trip for 50 children to a museum or theater performance.

$1000 will cover 80 hours of individual therapy for a child suffering from abuse or neglect


Mail a check to:
Operation Breakthrough
PO Box 412482
Kansas City, MO 64141

Phone us:
Credit card gifts can be made by calling Lee Duckett at 816-329-5222. Please have your card number handy.

Electronic Funds Transfer:
To help you arrange a transfer of funds from your checking account to ours, call Cheryl Duffy at 816-329-5260. You can transfer funds for a one-time gift or pay a little each month!

Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)
If you donate to Operation Breakthrough and have Missouri tax liability, you may receive a reduction in your Missouri state taxes equal to 50% of your gift through the Missouri Youth Opportunities Program (YOP). YOP credits are now available for eligible gifts received before April 1, 2020. Contributions to Operation Breakthrough's YOP program provide educational opportunities for school-age children. Click here for more information and to download a YOP application.

Matching Gifts:
If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to double the value of your donation. Ask your HR department for a matching gift form and mail it to us along with your check. Over 150 companies in the KC metro area have matching gift programs! Many will also match the gifts of retirees, spouses or surviving spouses.

Memorials & Honorariums:
Make a gift in memory of a loved one or honor a friend or family member on a special occasion. Just send a note along with your check with the honored one's name & address and the date & kind of occasion. We'll send them a card or letter to let them know you sent a gift in their name (amount of gift is not disclosed). For other arrangements, call Jennifer Heinemann at 816-365-5059 or email her at jenniferh@operationbreakthrough.org.

Special Events:
Buy a ticket or become a sponsor for one of our annual fundraising events. Click here for a list of upcoming opportunities. We promise you'll have a good time!


Other Options:

  • Stocks or Securities: Gifts of stock or marketable securities can give you a needed tax break and help us provide needed services to low-income children. Contact your stockbroker or call Cheryl Duffy at 816-329-5260 for more information.
  • Bequests & Planned Giving: Please consider making a bequest of money, securities, or property in your will or living trust. To learn more go to Planned Giving.

United Way:
As a United Way agency, your United Way contributions can help us too. You can direct your funds to the Community Care general campaign or name one or more non-profits to receive your gift. For more information, contact your local United Way office.


Operation Breakthrough is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. We could not meet the many needs of our children and families if it weren't for the generosity of community members throughout the metro area. Monetary gifts are tax-deductible and any amount is welcome and appreciated! Click here for more information on our Donor Privacy Policy.