Royals Charities kids holiday party set for Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, MO - Royals Charities will welcome several area children to the sixth annual Royals Charities Kids Holiday Party, set for Wednesday, December 10 at Kauffman Stadium. Royals Charities will host children from three area organizations - Della Lamb, Drumm Farm Center for Children and Our Lady of Guadalupe School - during the party, which is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. in the Kia Diamond Club. Royals Charities will also make a $2,500 donation to each of the organizations.

During the event, the children will participate in holiday-themed activities such as making ornaments and decorating holiday cards. In addition, each child will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and receive a gift purchased by Royals associates. The gift they are given at the holiday party may be the only present they receive this holiday season.

Della Lamb offers home and assistance to low-income Kansas Citians of all ages. Programs are designed to create self-sufficiency through education, job training, and support services with the goal to build the self-esteem, self-reliance, self-worth, independence and sense of ongoing security for each client. Visit www.dellalamb.org for details.

Founded in 1919 in Independence, Mo., Drumm Farm Center for Children helps children in foster care and homeless young adults build successful lives by providing housing, emotional support, educational services, and opportunities for person growth. Drumm Farm is currently home to nearly 50 children and provides services to more than 200 while operating a counseling center, animal and produce farm, and the Drumm Farmer's Market. For more information, visit www.drummforkids.org.

Our Lady of Guadalupe School serves the Latino population in which 98 percent of their students receive free or reduced meals. Many of the students come from single-parent homes and are learning English for the first time. Visit www.olgkc.org to learn more about Our Lady of Guadalupe School.

The holiday party is a private event for the select children from the charitable organizations. Media members wishing to cover the event should enter Kauffman Stadium at Home Plate Gate C.