What are the basics?
Body soap, conditioner, deodorant, laundry soap, lotion, maxi/mini pads, shampoo, tampons, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and wipes.
How can I sign up to volunteer as an individual, company, or group?
To learn more about volunteering, visit our volunteer page.
Who needs the basics?
Everyone deserves basic human dignity products. Some of your friends and neighbors may need our products during hard times in their lives. They may not want to ask for for assistance because they may not want to expose the depth of their hardships but Giving the Basics wants to be sure human dignity products are available whenever needs occur.
Can I volunteer as an individual?
Yes! Contact us to learn more about specific opportunities we currently have.
How do I get my company or group signed up to volunteer or coordinate a product drive?
Is there a minimum number of people per volunteer group?
While we have opportunities for individual volunteers, our minimum group size to sort and work at the warehouse is 8 people. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.
What are the age restrictions for volunteers?
Children age 6 and up are welcome to volunteer as long as supervised and remain with a parent or responsible adult at all times who is responsible for their safety. All volunteers must have a signed waiver on file, including all participating children.
Where can I drop off donations of toiletries?
We have a permanent drop box located outside of our warehouse, located at 10921 E 26 St. N, Wichita, KS 67226. For larger donations, we are happy to coordinate pick-up. Contact us with any questions.
Our organization serves clients in need of personal care items. How can I participate in the receiving the basics?
You’ll need to register your organization to begin receiving the basics. Please visit the registration info page to learn more.
I am in need of personal care items. Do you distribute to individuals?
We do not serve individuals. Please contact us with your zip code and we will work to connect you with the nearest shelter or pantry distributing items.
Where does your funding come from?
Our funding comes from the generous support of churches, grants, schools, individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors. To learn more about supporting Giving the Basics, click here.