Register Your Organization

Would you like to join our giving program?

By joining Giving The Basics, your church, synagogue, temple, shelter or charitable organization in need will be approved to receive donations of personal care and other household products from individuals who want to help in your community. You are then responsible for distribution of the donated goods to specific people in need.  To be eligible for the Giving The Basics program, organizations must meet Giving The Basics legal and policy guidelines and be headquartered in the United States.

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Legal Guidelines

To be considered for the Giving the Basics program, your organization must (1) be a church, synagogue, or temple, or have current 501(c)(3) status, as designated by the Internal Revenue Service, and (2) operate a food pantry, homeless shelter, domestic violence shelter, or similar program that involves the distribution of personal care and household products to individuals in need at no cost or obligation to the individuals. If you are not a church, synagogue or temple, do not currently have 501(c)(3) status, or your application for 501(c)(3) status is currently pending with the Internal Revenue Service, then your organization is not eligible for this program. This program is only open to organizations. Giving the Basics does not distribute products directly to individuals.

Policy Guidelines

At this time, we are accepting applications only from charitable organizations located in the Kansas City metropolitan area. When we consider your organization's application for the program, we'll review the content of the application as well as your website and any other supporting materials that you provide. Ineligible nonprofits include, but are not limited to, those whose missions do not complement that of Giving the Basics. Giving the Basics cannot accept all organizations into its program due to its limited resources and, a final determination of eligibility will be made by Giving the Basics. All decisions are final.

Registration Process

Giving the Basics has made the process quick and easy to apply for registration quick and easy. However, the more information that you can provide to us about your organization, the better we will be able to determine your eligibility. Please scan and e-mail your 501(c)(3) information.

  1. Fill out the Registration Form, have the form e-signed by an authorized representative of your organization and click SEND REGISTRATION.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email indicating that Giving the Basics has received your application for registration.
  3. Giving the Basics will strive to respond to your request within 10 business days. At this time you will be either accepted, denied or asked to submit additional information.
  4. Once accepted, you will receive an email from Giving the Basics informing you that you are now registered, and you will be able to immediately MAKE A REQUEST to help others in your community.

Questions? Please contact us.



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