1What is the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party?
It is an annual holiday sweater costume party that benefits Operation Breakthrough, a Kansas City organization that assists local children living in poverty. This year marks our 10th Annual party! The party has sold out almost every year, and has raised more than $125,000 for Operation Breakthrough. 100% of our profits stay in Kansas City!
2What is the goal of the party?
Our 2016 goal is to raise funds for Operation Breakthrough’s holiday programs: Adopt-A-Family and the holiday store. The Adopt-A-Family program provides over 800 families with gifts for each family member and a holiday meal. The holiday store provides additional families the opportunity to select donated gifts for their children. Our long-term vision is to grow The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party into the biggest and best annual holiday fundraiser in Kansas City.
3Why should you care?
One out of every five children in Missouri is living in poverty (that’s 259,000 children). Operation Breakthrough is the largest single-site early education child care and social services facility in the state of Missouri serving over 400 children daily from the Kansas City urban core. Each year OB has provided Christmas gifts and holiday meals to families in need. During the 2013 holiday season, the Center adopted more than 830 families and helped over 3,300 children. It's time to come together and help our community.
4Who organizes the party?
A 20-person steering committee volunteers their time to organize this party on behalf of Operation Breakthrough. The committee consists of a group of young professionals who are driven to give back to the local community.
5Where and when is the party?
The party is Friday, December 1, 2017 at Tower Tavern (in Martini Corner, 31st & Oak, 401 East 31st Street, Kansas City, Missouri). The party ends when Tower Tavern closes.
6How much are tickets?