The Independent

2018 Directors of Philanthropy

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.

Helping Hands
Giving the Basics: Encouraging Hope and Dignity
By HERLIFE Magazine

Enjoy a Tea Party On a Train Car, For a Great Cause

God is Throwing Grace All Over This

Giving the Basics Announces Strategic Advisor

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Nonprofit in 31st Street caves is a hub for “human dignity products”

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Local organization helping community by “Giving the Basics” says they need your help


See our 2016 Madminton Tournament in The Independent Kansas City magazine

Kansas City Chiefs Giving the Basics

KC Chiefs Giving the Basics
Chiefs Mitch Morse, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Efe Obada, Ambassador Tim Grunhard and the Chiefs Community Caring Team lent a hand, sorting personal care essentials for local pantries, shelters and schools in need. Read more.

Midtown KC Post

Governor's Proclaimation



Take 5 to Care

Hear what Frank White says about Giving the Basics

Watch "Giving the Basics provides basic supplies to thousands in Kansas City metro" on KSHB 41

February 2015 - $2,500 Donation from KCTV5 and the KC International Car Show

February 2015

Giving the Basics & Swizzle

KCTV5 Take 5 To Care

Midwest Balloon Festival

This is the pilot who helped us win $10,000 — with Michele Mayer Orpin.

Midwest Balloon Festival  This is the pilot who helped us win $10,000 — with Michele Mayer Orpin.

Holy Trinity Catholic School started their product drive for Giving the Basics. The kids got to hear how they got to sort, count and case up the product when they were done, so they could get know what it means to help the poor from start to finish. THANK YOU all.


Kevin Yoder embraces the need for human dignity products in Kansas.

Kevin Yoder


Mariner Holiday Relief Party

Look what the generous employees at Mariner Wealth did to help
strengthen the KC Metro area at the core of need! Human dignity!!

Mariner Wealth

STARS Service Project

The Stars give back to the community by helping Giving the Basics.

Taken at Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

Stars Service Project

February 2013

Meeting with State Senator Julia Lynn.

Julia Lynn

October 2012

435 South

The JE Dunn team embracing human dignity in the Kansas City Metro Area.

The JE Dunn team embracing human dignity in the Kansas City Metro Area

September 2012

The Leaven

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August 2012

Human Dignity Drive

Please bring your human dignity to Bob Hamilton Plumbing at 7899 Frontage Road in Overland Park, KS so we can help Giving the Basics get these products to those who are going without!
Lets help them so they can look for that job that will get them back on their feet!

Friday, Aug 10 2012,
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Bob Hamilton Plumbing
7899 Frontage Road
Overland Park, KS 66214
Call: 913-208-3611


Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Theatre in the Park and Giving the Basics have partnered to help bring awareness for the need for human dignity products in Kansas City.



Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent spring drive!



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