The Kansas City Royals will once again reach out to area families in need this holiday season by volunteering for the Johnson County Christmas Bureau on Friday, November 30.
Pitcher Felipe Paulino will join Royals Sr. Vice President-Business Operations Kevin Uhlich and Royals associates in distributing food, winter clothing and holiday gifts beginning at 2 p.m. at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau Holiday Shop, located at the former Steve and Barry’s store in the south end of the Great Mall of the Great Plains (20050 West 151st Street in Olathe, Kan.).
The Johnson County Christmas Bureau is a volunteer, non-profit organization and United Way agency created in 1960 that provides necessary assistance to low-income families of Johnson County, Kansas. Qualified low-income families and individuals are scheduled by appointment and assisted by a volunteer during one of the nine days of the Holiday Shop to select groceries, toys, gifts, personal care items and clothing for their families. The Holiday Shop was established in 1977.
More than 3,400 families and 650 nursing home residents were served by the Holiday Shop in 2011.