Operation Chill Out and Freezin for a Reason are ministries of First Christian Church dedicated to providing warm supplies for those who are homeless or underhoused.



Donated items are collected through Operation Chillout and distributed to local agencies all year long. The demand really grows as winter comes and temperatures start to drop.

With a lot of help from church members and huge donations from the public and a few businesses, Operation Chill-Out has distributed thousands of blankets to a lot of different agencies in the Kansas City area.

Because of the kindness of the people of our church, what started with a goal of collecting 1,000 blankets for Micah Ministries has grown into a huge ministry that keeps Kansas City warm. 

Operation Chill-Out accepts donations of the the following items through out the entire year: blankets, coats, hats, gloves, etc...

These items are then distributed to local agencies throughout the Kansas City area that provide support to the homeless or those who are in immediate need.

Contact the church office at 816-229-8400 if you have donations.




Friday, January 11th to Sunday, January 13th


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Freezin’ for a Reason is a weekend where members of First Christian Church of Blue Springs sleep out in a make shift homeless shelter on the front lawn of the church. The structures are built from salvaged materials such as wood pallets, plywood, cardboard and plastic tarps. We use no electricity and our only heat source are fire barrels. We collect donations of blankets, warm hats and gloves from the public all weekend and attempt to raise the awareness of homelessness in Kansas City. This event started in 2007 and is traditionally held during one of the first weekends in January.star