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Paola USD 368

Sunflower Elementary


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Giving the Basics (www.givingthebasics.org) is a free program available to USD #368 students that provides the necessities of life, not covered by government assistance programs, that most people take for granted such as laundry soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, and other personal care hygiene products.


Giving the Basics distributes products to more than 65 pantry locations and 186 schools in 14+ school districts, including USD 368, making the basics accessible to 220,000 people monthly.

For more information or to receive assistance, please visit the “Parents & Students” section of the USD 368 website or contact USD 368 nursing staff (Glenda Kinaman) or social workers (Jeri Finson) at any building.