Dessert Tasting and Auction Benefits Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City

Local restaurants and caterers will offer the best of Kansas City's sweet treats at a fundraiser for Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City.

The event, “Our Stories of Service: A Sweet Taste for Volunteering,” will bring community members together to celebrate volunteerism and the spirit and culture of Kansas City on Friday, May 10, at the The View at Briarcliff, Courtyard by Marriott, 4000 North Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, Mo., 64116.

All proceeds will benefit Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City, a program now hosted by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City.

In addition to featuring sweet treats from local restaurants and caterers, the event will offer fundraiser games, live entertainment, a mystery trip giveaway, wine pull, and silent and live auctions.

Individual tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Purchase tickets online in advance at www.yvckc.org/our-stories-of-service.html. For more information about event tickets, contact Chelsea at 913.387.2431 or ChelseaMann@KansasCityYMCA.org.

Since 1987, YVCKC has worked to create and increase quality volunteer opportunities to enrich youth, address community needs and develop a lifetime commitment to service. YVCKC aims to serve the unmet needs of the community and its residents while engaging youth in a variety of service projects. In 2012, YVCKC had more than 800 youth complete nearly 15,000 volunteer hours with more than 76 local non-profit organizations.

With a shared commitment to youth development and social responsibility, Youth Volunteer Corps of Kansas City and YMCA of Greater Kansas City are natural partners. Since YVCKC became a program hosted by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in January 2013, the two organizations continue to work together to ensure that more youth ages 11-18 have the opportunity to learn and grow from giving back to neighbors in need through organized service opportunities. For more information, visit KansasCityYMCA.org or YVCKC.org.

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