Coins for the Cabinet
Your spare change can make a big difference for those in need
Look between your couch cushions and under your car seats, and you're likely to find prescriptions, eyeglasses and medical supplies disguised as loose change. Those forgotten pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters can add up to emergency medical assistance for people in need.
Give a Little, Help a Lot
That's the idea behind Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet's November 4-9 Coins for the Cabinet campaign, which encourages donations of spare change to help provide emergency medical assistance all over the city. Every bit of every coin donated pays for dental care, diabetic supplies, prescription medicine, vision care, and other emergency health care needs for low-income, underinsured and uninsured Kansas City-area residents.
During the Coins for the Cabinet campaign, you can drop off your loose change at the customer service counter of any local Hy-Vee grocery store. You also can donate anytime by clicking on the "Contribute" button at the top of this page.
It doesn't take much to make a big difference in the lives of people faced with medical expenses they can't afford. For example:
- $25 covers a pair of crutches
- $60 provides a starter diabetic kit
- $101 covers a dental exam and tooth extraction
- $129 pays for a doctor's exam and a pair of eyeglasses
- $150 supplies prescription medicine
Please be part of our first-ever public campaign by donating your spare change today!
Kids Collecting for the Cause
Students at four area schools are supporting the Coins for the Cabinet goal through special activities planned for the week of the campaign. Using girls-versus-boys contests and incentives such as jeans day instead of uniforms, schools will encourage students to have fun while contributing as much change as they can spare.
The Medicine Cabinet thanks the following participating schools:
- Academie Lafayette
- University Academy
- Roesland Elementary
- Spring Hill High School
Going to Bat for Kansas City
Coins for the Cabinet will culminate on Saturday, November 9, with two events featuring Royals Hall-of-Famer and Medicine Cabinet spokesperson Frank White. Kansas City country music station 106.5 FM The Wolf will broadcast from the events, and White will personally thank people who make donations.
The public is invited to both events at the following times & locations Saturday, November 9:
Hy-Vee at 18101 W. 119th Street, Olathe
Hy-Vee at 1525 E. 23rd Street, Independence
Donate your spare change, meet Frank White and support the Medicine Cabinet, so we can continue providing emergency medical assistance for our community. You'll never feel better about cleaning out your couch!