As a small business in this community, we want to play our part in making Olathe and Overland Park awesome places to live and work. We believe in service and we believe in giving back. Helping people is kind of what we do.
But it has to be more than just words…
So recently, Dr. Oltjen and the team volunteered for a few hours for Giving the Basics. Giving the Basics provides the necessities of life not covered by government assistance programs. Things that most people take for granted such as laundry soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper and other personal care hygiene products.
After being given an introduction to the program and a tour of the facility, they put us to work sorting supplies and packing boxes to be distributed to those in need. We worked fast and furiously to get as much done as we could. It was really a great experience for us as a team to be able to give back to the Kansas City community.
Giving the Basics identifies the need for items and gets them out to more than 65 pantries and 186 schools in more than 14 school districts!
What an impact for low-income families with small children, students, abused women, veterans, seniors, former prisoners and the mentally ill. The products they provide help school children to be clean, so they can feel comfortable in the learning environment. Adults are given the dignity they need so they can gain and keep employment.