We spend a lot of precious time shopping for groceries while dodging people’s carts, backtracking to the aisle where we forgot to get something and standing in line at the checkout. According to research, a woman will spend about three years of her life shopping. She will spend about as much time buying groceries and household items as on clothes. An April 2010 MailOnline.com article reports that, on average, we spend about 113 hours each year buying groceries and toiletries alone.
What if we could hire someone else to battle this insane mundane rigmarole? Say “Welcome” to Kay & J Shopping Services, a new business serving Geist and Lawrence residents that offers the luxury of taking your grocery list, shopping for the goods and delivering them right to your home at your convenience. They can also pick up prescriptions for you.
“We would like to have people spend their time relaxing at home and not have to worry while we do the shopping for them,” says Kayla O’Neill, co-owner of Kay & J Shopping Services. She and her business partner, Jesse Clouse, are working hard to establish this service for anyone who needs it.
Both Jesse and Kayla are driven to help the community whenever they can.
Simply upload your list and let Kay & J take care of the rest. As a courtesy, their website also features current grocery store ads from stores including Kroger, Marsh, Wal-Mart and Aldi, so you can have access to the best deals.
Many people dread going to the grocery store. Some hate driving to the store, fighting to get a close spot to the entrance. Some wish to avoid facing inclement weather conditions. Some are physically challenged and not able to get around very easily. Still, others are simply too busy with their work schedules to make time to face the crowds and chaos. Whatever your reason, you can find comfort in knowing that Kay & J Shopping Services is eager to help you.
Caring creators of Kay & J Shopping Services
Jesse, a senior at Lawrence North, volunteers his time mentoring the developmentally challenged students in the Best Buddies Program. He is taking an entrepreneurship class at the Mackenzie Carrier Center for Innovation and Technology where he has become an ambassador for his success. He appreciates the mentorship. “I am thankful that I have a lot of positive support from all of the teachers there — Mr. Berry, Mr. Inman, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Miller. In fact, they have become an advisory committee for our business and have helped with a lot of things.”
Kayla, a junior at Lawrence Central, excels as an international baccalaureate student ranking within the top 50 of her class. She participates in orchestra as a violinist and volunteers wherever she can, including St. Simon Church. She and Clouse have been involved in planning these community service projects:
Happy Holidays: With the help of their co-op class, they helped raise $1,500 for families needing necessities.
Go Green: Using 100 percent eco-friendly bags in place of plastic bags, they choose to help the environment.
Clean Up: As part of an upcoming plan, they are currently looking for the help of local small businesses to collectively rid the litter from the area and street shoulders.
For more information, call 317-362-4288 or 317-374-8209 or go to kayandjshoppingservices.com.