Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Ray County Board of Services Director of Targeted Case Management Suzan Breen:

Suzan Breen

The Ray County Board of Services has launched a program entitled “Just in Case” that is designed to help meet the basic needs of those they serve.  “We provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities here in Ray County, “said Breen, “They live on fixed incomes and, with increased food prices and just the cost for services they need, they’ve been running short and forced to choose between purchasing food or keeping their home clean.  So, we decided to start a program and accept donations of those nonperishable products.”

Right now, many of their clients are being forced to share products or simply do without.  Donations of any of the items listed below are welcome and appreciated.  If you need to arrange for pick-up, you may do so by calling the office at 816-470-5045.  Items may be delivered to 200 North College Street in Richmond.

Household essentials:

  • Paper & Plastic: Bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, trash bags, food storage bags and containers, facial tissue, plastic wrap and foil, toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies: cleaning tools, all-purpose cleaners, carpet and floor cleaner, surface cleaners (furniture polish, etc.), kitchen cleaners, glass cleaners, toilet cleaner,
  • Laundry room: laundry detergent, boosters and bleach, fabric softeners, stain removers
  • Kitchen: Dish soap, dishwasher detergent; hand soap and sanitizers
  • Other: light bulbs, household batteries, air fresheners and deodorizers

Health and Beauty:

  • Bath and body care (body wash/soap, lotion, deodorants, q-tips
  • Hair care (shampoo, conditioner, gels, hair spray, combs, brushes)
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Feminine products
  • Oral care (toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss)