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Giving The Basics Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: To alleviate shame and hopelessness by providing hygiene products for improved health, dignity and self esteem.

Results: We have 3 programs: School Program: Provides hygiene products monthly to 182 schools to be distributed to the children in need of the basics. Pantry Program: Provides hygiene products monthly to 86 pantry locations to be distributed to their clients in need of the basics. Police Program: Provides products to 3 police districts for distribution from squad cars people not easily seen or reached through other outlets.

Target demographics: veterans, seniors, students, ex-offenders, battered women, homeless, children, families, mentally ill

Direct beneficiaries per year: 86 local pantry locations and 182 local schools.

Geographic areas served: The Kansas City Metro area

Programs: Providing access to basic hygiene products, not covered by government assistance on a consistent monthly basis to hundreds of thousands of people each month.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Madeleine O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am amazed by the amount of people this charity helps and the fact that a single person saw a need and figured out a way to helped. No one should be without basic human dignity products.

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic non profit, doing wonderful work in the KC metro.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Giving the basics does the little things that adds up to the the big things.

1 Becky H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is amazing to me how Giving the Basics fills such an important need. If you are in a homeless shelter, it’s basically impossible to get out and get a job if you can’t get clean. Giving the Basics provides the things that people need to have good hygiene, stay well, and hopefully get a job.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a Great charity with a great heart to help others

1 Linda Morris S.

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter had a lemonade stand to benefit Giving the Basics. Awesome charity!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tremendous give back attitude ❤️‼️Please contact them to get engaged with a spirt of giving,helping and making a difference.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fills a significant need in our community. Can you take a shower with shampoo or use toilet paper when you go to the bathroom? Imagine if you couldn’t and then go donate to giving the basics

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Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve volunteered and donated with Giving the Basics and their mission provides much-needed assistance for the underserved in Kansas City!

1 Angie A.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome charity that supplies basic necessities to people who would otherwise go without! It is well run and organized, with friendly people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome people doing awesome work in an often overlooked area of legitimate need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Giving the Basics provides the essentials people need. They touch thousands of lives daily. Amazing work and amazing hearts!!! Everyone I know loves volunteering there!

1 Samantha H.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Filling the much needed void of providing basic human products to those who need it! And I love that the products are directly serving those in the KC area.

1 Donna Holmes A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Giving the Basics is a lifesaver for the clients at St. Paul's Episcopal food pantry KCMO. Our pantry staff and clients are so grateful to GTB for the personal care items we receive. The staff and volunteers at GTB are always cheerful, helpful and organized. Working with them is a pleasure.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a well run, extremely impactful charity and I am proud to be on the board and help steer this charity to success.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have volunteered with GTB several times. Not only do we love what they do for our community but the staff have perfected the art of group volunteer projects. They have their processes down pat, are always quick to help or answer questions, and best of all they make it fun! We will continue to support this fabulous local charity and hope to continue to see it grow and make an impact in our community for those who cannot afford the basic necessities in life.

Dan I.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Giving The Basics helps City Union Mission every month meet the hygiene needs of clients in our shelters. The staff and volunteers with this organization are very helpful and caring. They are such a blessing to City Union Mission and others!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Professionally run organization which does so much, common sense good, for the needy in our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is fantastic and built on the integrity of those who are really in need for the basic necessities many of us take for granted. This non profit brilliant organization has touched and inspired thousands on both sides of the fence.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer regularly to fill the carts with supplies that go out to the service agencies that work in the Kansas City metro area. Giving the Basics is an excellent organization, true to its mission statement, 100% legit. We welcome more volunteers, our time is well spent.