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4-13-16


Drive will aid victims of
domestic violence

by Valerie Verkamp
Landmark assistant editor

The Platte County Community Center South is collecting non-perishable food items for Synergy Services this month.

Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Platte County Community Center South during normal business hours.

The Togetherhood Team, comprised of community volunteers and Y members, is sponsoring the food drive for the women and children living in temporary housing at the Synergy Services Domestic Violence Shelter, Children’s Shelter and Teen Shelter.

This is one of four projects the YMCA has participated in since the Togetherhood program was launched last year. The community services that Togetherhood volunteers have facilitated include filling backpacks with school supplies and hygiene products for the Platte County Back to School Fair, hosting a blood drive, and preparing meals for women and children at Synergy Services.

The program was organized to engage YMCA members in socially responsibly activities that strengthen the community around the YMCA. The projects are selected by a committee to help those who are the most in need for key services.

The committee periodically reaches out to local non-profits and service agencies to best determine where their efforts can make the biggest difference. Once the committee selects a project, they move forward with recruiting more volunteers to carry out their mission.

All donations will support women and children at Synergy Services.