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Giving thanks this holiday season

Frank_White-02.JPGHappy Thanksgiving from Around the Horn in KC!  The Royals are involved in several community events this holiday season.  Last week, associates from the office joined Alex Gordon, Frank White and Frank’s wife Teresa to serve a Thanksgiving feast at the Men’s Center of KC’s City Union Mission.  Kristin and Mack Norman, wife and son of alum Les Norman, led a second group at City Union Mission’s Family Center.

Today, a contingent will help serve a Thanksgiving lunch at the Guadalupe Center.  Next week, another team will be assisting shoppers at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau Holiday Shop.  Here are a few pictures from the City Union Mission meal and links to these local organizations, where you can find out more about volunteer opportunities.

City Union Mission: http://www.cumission.org/

Guadalupe Centers, Inc: http://www.guadalupecenters.org/

Johnson County Christmas Bureau: http://jccb.org/

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Royals help open Holiday Shop at Johnson County Christmas Bureau

Holiday Shop 12-4 004.jpgLast Friday, the Royals were on hand as the Johnson County Christmas Bureau opened their annual Holiday Shop.  The JCCB is a volunteer, non-profit organization that serves nearly 2,600 low-income families each year.  Third baseman Alex Gordon and his wife Jamie joined a team of Royals associates, led by Kevin Uhlich, Senior Vice President of Business Operations.

Associates were matched with shoppers, who picked out clothing, food and holiday gifts.   Coats donated to the Royals Coat Drive in September were among the items distributed.

Uhlich assisted shoppers in the personal care section while Alex and Jamie helped in the toys section.  Bicycles were a popular item and we spotted Alex rolling (and riding) bikes out to the shopper’s cars.  He was asked to autograph a few of the new wheels. 

Check back later for pictures of Gordon’s Saturday community visit in Overland Park.

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