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Clark County Community Services

Phone: (859) 744-5034

Operation Happiness

An Annual Christmas Food and Clothing Assistance Program for Clark County Residents

 Serving approximately

Families each Christmas!


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What Is Operation Happiness?

Operation Happiness is an annual Christmas program in which all pre-registered participants receive a Christmas food box with a ham or turkey, pantry staples, cleaning supplies, and Christmas trimmings. Additionally, each member of the household gets a free coat and lunch on the Day of Giving. 

Operation Happiness is facilitated by CCCS and is supported by the community volunteers and monetary donations. 

How to Get Involved

CCCS relies on monetary donations from the community so that we may continue our mission of helping people in need.


Want to serve your community on a through Operation Happiness? Click the button below to submit a volunteer sign up form!


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Volunteer with Us

Volunteer with Operation Happiness

Since Operation Happiness is an expansive program serving families in the Clark County community, volunteers play a crucial role in the program's success. With Operation Happiness, there is a service opportunity for everyone as there are volunteer options with varying levels of commitment and engagement.


If you are interested in volunteering and would like to know more information about how you can serve your community through Operation Happiness, please contact Kristy Weckwert via email at or by phone at 859-744-5034 ext. 6. You can also submit a volunteer contact form by clicking the button below. 

How to Access Assistance

If you need assistance with getting food, coats, hats, and gloves this Christmas, please consider registering for Operation Happiness. 

You can start the registration process by calling the Operation Happiness staff at 859-737-3636 or by visiting the CCCS front office during the registration period.

Registration is Open: November 2024

Phone Lines and Front Office are Open: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 3 PM

Registration Details

Assistance Qualification

To qualify for assistance through Operation Happiness, you must be a Clark County resident, and if you have children, they must be enrolled or registered with Clark County Schools. Income is NOT a factor. 

Confirmation Post Card and the Day of Giving

You should receive a postcard confirming your registration by December 1st.

On the Day of Giving, you must bring:

  • Your Operation Happiness postcard confirming your pre-registration

  • Your Clark County ID

  • IMPORTANT: If you are picking up for somebody else, you must have their postcard and a copy of their ID.

*Note: To avoid crowds on the Day of Giving you should come between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

There is generally no waiting during those times. If you do not pick up your food box on the Day of Giving, you will not be able to pick it up the next day.

Kristy Weckwert
859-744-5034 ext. 6 

Laci Scarboro
859-744-5034 ext. 7

Contact the Operation Happiness Staff

Whether you have a question about registering for Operation Happiness or are interested in volunteering, please contact our Operation Happiness team via phone or email. 

Stephanie Mahanes

When is Operation Happiness?

The program's date is in December, but it varies from year to year and depends upon Clark County School’s Christmas break.

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