The last chance to donate to Missouri Valley Community Action Agency’s toiletry drive in Lafayette County ends Friday. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Spokesperson Abra Ward:
They are accepting shampoo, soap, baby wipes, and other items that aren’t covered by food stamps.
“According to the U.S. Census in 2010, there are 33,381 people living in Lafayette County. And of those citizens, 6.6 percent are unemployed, 10.6 percent are living in poverty, and 16.4 percent are over the age of 65. Most of these people are the ones that will benefit from the toiletry drive,” said Ward.
Drop-off boxes have been set up around Lafayette County, including both Pathways locations, the healthcare collaborative in Lexington, MVCCA’s Family resource center in Higginsville, and local churches and schools.
Donations to MVCAA are tax-deductible.