Kansas City – Provides May Baskets for Seniors

Nap Schwegler, an Assistance League member, helps with the May Basket project. Martha Zirschky Special to The Star

What would you do with a shopping budget of $15,000? That’s what Linda Craigie and her partner in shopping, Debi Renfro, spent on their May basket project.

The money helped them offer 200 seniors a bag filled with $75 worth of everything from shampoo to nutritious snacks.

The two women are members of Assistance League of Kansas City, a 35-year-old nonprofit that provides for community members who are in need. The programs the group runs are numerous and touch all ages.

“We do lot of projects for the community, but no one knows about us,” Craigie said, noting that some call the League a “busy secret.”