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MarkieC

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Review for Giving The Basics Inc, Kansas City, KS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Due to the spread of Covid-19 in the Metropolitan Area, Cross-Lines Community Outreach has established procedures designed to keep our clients and staff safe. Consequently, all client/staff interactions are incredibly limited in both scope and time.

Over the past few month Cross-Lines staff has had little opportunity to hear comments and stories from our clients. However, some staff has shared the following comments:

"Thanks to the donations that giving the basics provides to us at the pantry we are able to ensure that every client that walks in receives a hygiene toiletry bag. A lot of people appreciate this, especially right now when supermarkets can expose them to the virus. Mothers always appreciate the diapers and are usually happy and relieved to receive them. Big families are fans of the laundry detergent because of how expensive it is. Older folks really like the toiletry bags because of it having all the necessities in them, unsheltered folks also always request them. We always try to make sure they leave with at least some soap and tissues because we understand their lack of access to these items outside of Crosslines.

Sometimes clients walk in hoping to receive a certain item and are surprised we give that item and even more. With the feminine hygiene products for example, usually clients are surpri​sed th​ey can get pads as well as a household item and the toiletry bags. Lot of clients request specifically toilet paper and are really happy to get the big rolls.

We are very thankful for the donations that Giving the Basics provides and can guarantee that our clients feel the same way."

'I talked with a client yesterday who is currently experiencing homelessness. She reported she wouldn’t know what she would do without these toiletry items.'

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