Going red on May 22nd

Lifesaving blood

Hey, if you’re eligible, if you’re looking for something you can do to make a difference, the Community Blood Center is bringing the mobile bus to Cartridge World-Lee’s Summit on May 22nd.  Remember, the CBC supplies needed blood to area hospitals.  Help us to help CBC keep a safe and adequate supply of blood.  The drive will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until noon.  Click the link below to schedule your donation so you can get your preferred time slot.


To give blood you must:

  • Be in general good health.
  • Be at least 17 years old. (If you are 16 you can donate with a CBC consent form signed by your parent). There is no upper age limit as long as you have no health restrictions.
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Have a photo ID. (It’s helpful to also have your CBC Donor ID card).

Before donating you should:

  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Eat a nourishing meal.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Lifesaving blood

    Save a Life. Right Here. Right Now.






Chamber connections

Member-LogoThanks to Wise Wealth for hosting today’s Chamber Before Hours.   Membership in the LS Chamber – so many opportunities.

Fundraising options

There's more to recycling than cost savings

There’s more to recycling than cost savings

Maybe you belong to a nonprofit organization that is looking for an ongoing fundraiser.  If so, check out the opportunity to recycle locally.    Maybe you’re a church or school.  Even a swim team or boy scout troop.  It’s easy.  We can set you up with a container.  You push the information out to your contact list.  Then, you start collecting printer cartridges.  When it’s full, you simply call us and we’ll haul it away.  Once we’ve sorted through them and assigned value, we’ll mail you a check.  The process couldn’t be simpler, right?  And recycling locally keeps your cartridges out of the landfill.  If you have things we cannot refill, we have a partner that will turn that into plastic rubble and make it available for substrate for road signs and commercial-grade tile.  Call us today to get started.

Critical low level of blood

For three years now we have sponsored a blood drive in June at Cartridge World-Lee’s Summit.  The Community Blood Center is experiencing a critical shortage of blood right now, though.  Following is the e-mail message sent to me today.  Please respond to this call if possible.  You can go to one of the centers or find a drive by clicking on the link below.

The community’s blood supply is at dangerously low levels. We are asking all our sponsors who do not have a blood drive scheduled in the next 56 days to encourage their donors to come out to a blood drive close to them.

I’ve attached a copy of the news release we sent to the media earlier today.  As you can see, all blood donors are needed now!  You can direct your blood donors to our website savealifenow.org to make an appointment or they can walk-in.

Your support will help ensure we build the inventory back up to safe levels.  As always, we appreciate your commitment and dedication to the community blood program.

Annual Gala Auction Items


Gala Auction

Gala Auction

We’re working on the Annual Gala Auction Task Force right now.  I’m collecting items until mid next week.  So far I’ve collected several things.  Most recently, Monetti’s donated a gigunda pizza for the auction.  It’s a super huge pizza.  I’ve never seen anything so big in the way of pizza.  I would guess it’s the size of four large pizzas.  There’s also a hand-made donation from Marilyn Arnold Designs, an autographed football donated from the official bank of the Chiefs – Metcalf Bank, our own donation – a Brother laser printer and much more.   I will be working the event and looking forward to bidding on certain items myself.  I hope to see you there.

Not comfortable using remanufactured?

Not Comfortable Buying “Remanufactured Cartridges?”

Did you know many new original HP laser cartridges are remanufactured? That’s right, some HP cartridges have something like this written on the side: “Designated parts that meet HP’s original design specifications for high print quality and reliable performance may have been selectively recovered through HP’s return and recycling program.”  So, when you buy originals from HP,  you may already be using remanufactured.  Cartridge World cartridges use the original cartridge core and are rebuilt with new aftermarket parts and are 100% guaranteed! Call 816-246-4845 to find out how you can save up to 40% when compared to the original.

Recommended Ink Printers

If you need to upgrade your ink printer and you print regularly, meaning daily through each color, search for a Brother that uses LC-75 ink cartridges.  See below for a list of printers that use the LC-75 inks.  Some of them, including MFC-J6510/6710/6910,  also use the higher capacity LC-79 and are pretty large printers.  However, there are some with a smaller footprint and still have print/copy/scan/fax functions.  Currently, these are our favorite printers.  If you cannot find one, even on Amazon or on clearance, we can now reset the chip on the newer Brother cartridges – LC-101/103/105/107.  Call us with your questions – 816.246.4845.

 Brother DCP-J525 W Ink Jet Printer
Brother DCP-J725 DW Ink Jet Printer
Brother DCP-J925 DW Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J280 W Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J425 W Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J430 W Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J435 W Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J5910 DW Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J625 DW Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J625 W Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J6510 DW Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J6710 DW Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J6910 DW Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J825 DW Ink Jet Printer
Brother MFC-J835 DW