The Kansas City Royals will once again reach out to area families in need this holiday season by volunteering for the eighth straight year at the City Union Mission on Tuesday, November 19. The Royals will also serve a holiday meal to guests of The Guadalupe Centers, Inc. at its Thanksgiving luncheon on Tuesday, November 26. Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is scheduled to participate in both events. In addition, Royals Charities is making a monetary donation to both organizations.
CITY UNION MISSION - Tuesday, November 19
A group of Royals associates will be serving a Thanksgiving feast at the Family Center, located at 1310 Wabash in Kansas City, Mo., beginning at noon. Sluggerrr will also be in attendance to greet families. Meanwhile, Guthrie and Royals associates will help serve meals at the Men's Center, located at 1108 E. 10th St., at 12:30 p.m.
Since 1924, the City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food and a safe place for thousands of poverty stricken and homeless men, women and children in the Kansas City area. The Christian ministry receives no government support, but rather relies solely on support from individuals, churches, foundations, organizations and businesses. Through their two locations, which are both open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, City Union Mission offers half of the emergency shelter beds in downtown Kansas City.
THE GUADALUPE CENTERS, INC. - Tuesday, November 26
The following week, Guthrie and the Royals will volunteer at The Guadalupe Center, Inc.'s Thanksgiving luncheon set for 12:30 p.m. The Guadalupe Center is located at 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez in Kansas City, Mo.
The Guadalupe Centers, Inc. began in 1919 and is the longest continually-operating organization serving Latinos in the United States. It strives to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of the Kansas City area by providing educational programs, facilitating access to health and social services, promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events, and sponsoring social activities.
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