Barrel Project used for donations

March 22, 2013 

Bright Futures Harrisonville has a new Barrel Project which will provide for on-going donation collection throughout the community.

The blue barrels will serve as drop-off points for needed items and the items collected will change regularly. Currently Bright Futures Harrisonville is collecting snack items for a new food pantry at the Alternative School.

Requested items include chocolate chip cookies, rice crispy treats, fruit roll-ups, chips – sour cream and onion, crackers with cheese, crackers with peanut butter, capri sun drinks, beef jerky, microwave popcorn, graham crackers, peanuts, granola bars, Ritz crackers and snack crackers.

Barrels can be found at Commerce Bank, the Community Center, the United Methodist Church, the Cass County Public Library, the district administrative office, Milner O’Quinn Ford, Sherwood Community Bank and Community Bank of Harrisonville.

Future collections are planned for children’s books, school supplies, winter apparel, etc.

Bright Futures Harrisonville is a community-wide initiative developed to ensure all students have the opportunity to be successful. The initiative brings together several areas of the community – business, parents, faith-based, social/human services, and the schools – with the hope that our children’s needs can be met with resources from within the community. Bright Futures focuses, not only physical needs, but emotional and social needs as well, and seeks resources that include “time, talent and treasure.”

Anyone can be involved with Bright Futures Harrisonville. For more information on Bright Futures, visit the Facebook page at, the website at, email questions to, or call 816-380-2727, ext. 1224.

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