The Ugly Christmas Sweater Celebration!

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Celebration is both a volunteer-driven annual holiday party and an official day proclaimed by the city of Kansas City, MO. Both the event and the day are dedicated to raising funds and driving awareness to support Operation Breakthrough’s mission to help children living in poverty in Kansas City.

This Day, officially proclaimed by Mayor Sly James, encourages KC residents and businesses to donate food, toys, money, time, and cheer during the holiday season. All profits raised are donated to Operation Breakthrough. Mark your calendar for this year’s celebration; November 30th, 2018!


Countdown To Rock Your Ugly Sweater!

Friday, November 30th, 2018 starting at 8:30 PM!








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Facts About Operation Breakthrough


in 4 children are living in poverty

In Missouri hundreds of thousands of kids are living in poverty.

kids helped each day at Op. Breakthrough

Operation Breakthrough supports over 400 kids in Kansas City.

average family income of families

65% of families live on less than $15,000 a year The majority of Operation Breakthrough families live on very small incomes, including all forms of public assistance.

Missouri kids living in poverty

20% of kids at Operation Breakthrough are homeless or near homeless, living in battered women's or homeless shelters or transitional living programs.

Our Supporters

If you are interested in supporting Operation Breakthrough, please visit our supporters page!
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