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Southtown Council Recognizes Cleaver Family YMCA Togetherhood Program

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
October 15, 2019
Five staff and volunteers representing the Cleaver Family YMCA Togetherhood program hold the award plaque they received from the Southtown Council for volunteer service.

The Cleaver Family YMCA Togetherhood Program received an award for Volunteer Service at the 33rd annual Southtown Council Awards Luncheon. 

The event, held on October 11, 2019, honored individuals, businesses, institutions, organizations, government entities and associations that have contributed to the betterment of the Southtown Kansas City community.

The Togetherhood program invites Y members to lead and participate in volunteer service programs that benefit the communities where they live. The Cleaver Family YMCA Togetherhood program was recognized for developing partnerships with neighborhoods, schools, businesses and community organizations to expand their reach; educating others on the virtues of service; strengthening neighborhoods; and supporting people in the Southtown community. 

Since its development, the Cleaver Y’s Togetherhood program has been involved in a wide range of projects, including painting homes, harvesting food for local shelters, creating compassion bags for Kansas City’s homeless and hosting more than 500 volunteers for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

Through the projects, they not only help others. They also provide opportunities to meet and engage with a diverse group of people, bring awareness of community challenges, educate others on the rewards of serving others, and foster a deeper sense of belonging and responsibility for the success of the community. 

Learn more about Togetherhood and view upcoming volunteer projects at Ys throughout the metro.