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Have a Product DriveWhen you embrace Giving the Basics you embrace human dignity for all people.

When you donate to Giving The Basics you help provide the necessities of life, not covered by government assistance programs, that most people take for granted like soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper and other personal care hygiene products.

Giving the Basics efficiently tracks the need for our products and distributes them to over 50 pantry locations and 4 major school districts where they currently serve over 10,000 people monthly.

Our products immediately impact low income families with small children, students, battered women, veterans, former prisoners, and the mentally ill. Our products help children attend school feeling fresh so they feel be comfortable in the learning environment and they assure adults have the dignity they need so they can gain employment.

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Recent Drives

Our Recent Drives

  • Girl Scout Troop 3402
  • University of Missouri Kansas City
  • American Century Investments
  • Angie's Tea Party
  • Archbishop Ohara High School
  • St. James Academy
  • Callahan Creek
  • Feisty Firends Red Hats Ladies
  • De Soto schools ACCESS group
  • Johnson Controls
  • Excel Constructors
  • Donnelly College
  • Waters Davidson Dentistry
  • Kansas City Missouri Police Department -- all 8 locations
  • Seven Dolors Catholic Church - Manhattan KS
  • Saint Thomas Moore Catholic Church - Manhattan KS
  • CYO Football Camp
  • Theater in the Park
  • Robert Half Companies
  • One More Cup in Waldo
  • P-1
  • Mariner Wealth
  • Sion
  • United Missouri Bank
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
  • Moonlight Elementary School
  • Holy Spirit Catholic School
  • Holy Trinity Catholic School
  • Sacred Heart in Shawnee
  • Ascension Catholic School
  • Cedar Hills Elementary School
  • Boy Scout Eagle Project - Ryan Graves
  • Rockhurst University
  • QHR Parish
  • Camp Tekakwitha
  • Holy Spirit Youth Group
  • American Business Women Association
  • Bishop Miege
  • Wea Brownies
  • Bob Hamilton Plumbing
  • Evans/Mullinix
  • Cure of Ars Church
  • St. James Academy
  • The Knights of Columbus