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See Our Impact

About Giving the Basics

Your support makes it possible to eliminate humiliation, promote learning and offer hope. When you embrace Giving the Basics you embrace human dignity for all people.

With your help, Giving the Basics provides the necessities of life, not covered by government assistance programs, that most people take for granted such as laundry 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 more than 65 pantry locations and 186 schools in 14+ school districts, making the basics accessible to 220,000 people monthly.

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