Thank you so much for helping us during our "Birthday in July Operation Breakthrough Toy Fundraiser" and for all those that stopped by during the month of July and First Friday in August to help us raise money and toys for Operation Breakthrough's Birthday Closet. We received lots of donations and raised more than $300 to purchase new toys for the 700+ children Operation Breakthrough serves. Cora and Emma Jones had a wonderful time dropping off all the donations and helped stock up the Birthday Closet shelves. To read more about this amazing Kansas City organization, please click on this link

Join us for our 2nd annual "Birthday in July Shop Sale and Operation Breakthrough Toy Drive" sponsored by We Are Going to France Designs, for the whole month of July. Receive 20% off your entire purchase in our Shop when you donate a new toy for a child ages 6 months - 12 yrs old.

Make sure to stop by Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 11 am - 5 pm, which will be your last day to donate but the most fun. Enjoy Birthday treats, activities, shopping and the joy of giving. Make a toy or cash donation and receive not only 20% off your purchase but a special "Thank You" gift from We are Going to France Designs.


**Toy Drive Kick-Off**
First Friday, July 5th, 6-9pm
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Stop by LVAC on Friday, July 5, at 6-9pm we will be collecting cash donations and new toys for Operation Breakthrough's Birthday Closet. Make a donation and receive 20% off your Shop purchase!!

**Birthday Celebration**
Birthday in July Toy Drive Party
Saturday, July 27th, 11 am - 5 pm
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Stop by all day for a fun birthday celebration with Birthday treats and crafts. Make sure to donate a new toy for a child ages 6 months - 12 yrs old and receive a special hand made gift from We are Going to France Designs as a thank you! More details to come...


Operation Breakthrough has expanded! They are now be able to enroll more than 700 children. That means they will have a lot more birthdays to celebrate!

For many years, the community has stocked the Birthday Closet at Operation Breakthrough with new toys so that every child, from ages 1 to 14, can receive a present on his or her birthday. This kindness makes a big difference for the children and their families. More than 70% of families at Operation Breakthrough are living on earnings of less than $12,000. Some children might not receive a gift on their special day without help from the Birthday Closet.

If you would like to help make the children's birthdays special, please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy or book. Especially popular are board games, Legos and other building sets, arts and craft supplies, cars and trucks, footballs, basketballs, science kits, journals and educational toys for children under age 5.

For more information, please visit or contact Jennifer Heinemann at or 816-365-5059. Thank you!

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center


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First Fridays: 6pm-9pm