Giving The Basics July 2012 Newsletter

DonationsAt Giving the Basics, we cannot give people in need healthy children, good relationships, or a job, but with the help of our donors, we can help meet their basic human dignity needs.
If the need for human dignity products were correlated to a disaster, it could be considered a blazing wildfire.  It is spreading rapidly as government programs get cut….causing so much damage in our community and country.  A little bit of water helps in some areas, but we need large companies to donate to help bring in a flood, helping to eliminate the need for human dignity products.

Current & Upcoming Events

We are in the middle of a toilet paper drive with Theatre in the Park in Shawnee, KS. See more on our facebook page: That is amazing……check it out.

Bob Hamilton Plumbing is asking people to drop off toilet paper at their shop during the month of August.

We were invited to a Johnson County Coalition Meeting to speak as an organization that was making an immediate and direct impact in Johnson County for those in need.   They called us the "Unusual Suspect".  The meeting was focused bringing forward information about how our assistance program works and who can benefit from what we do at Giving the Basics.

Donations That Make a Difference

"Thank you for the soap and all the the other things that you donate for the mission. We all need these things and are very greatful for these gifts. Thank You."

"Thank you very much for the supplies, you all have very good hearts."

"Dear Donor,

When I came to the mission five months ago I had nothing but what I was wearing. One of my biggest fears was staying clean, etc. - how to do that?

Thank you so much for your kind help."

Donation Totals To Date

  • 2,500 Zip bags
  • 36 Cleaning spray
  • 288 Combs
  • 36 Lotion
  • 2,640 Deodorant
  • 16,848 Razors
  • 720 Shaving cream
  • 45 Dryer sheets
  • 192 Laundry soap
  • 11,644  Body soap
  • 240 Feminine hygiene products
  • 6,688 Toothbrushes
  • 2,496 Toothpaste
  • 300 Conditioner
  • 3,350 Trash bags
  • 3,871 Shampoo
  • 2,100 Toilet paper

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors!

Our Story

Giving the Basics received its charitable status as a tax exempt 501C3 public charity on October 18, 2011.  We launched our initiative on November 15th, 2011 with a delivery to City Union Mission in Kansas City Mo.  In a very short amount of time, we have been blessed to send thousands of human dignity products to those in need.  The important work we are doing is beginning to take hold.   We have received financial and product donations from generous companies and individuals throughout the Kansas City area. The testimonials we have received are very telling of the impact we are making.  With your help to spread the word, we can continue providing products for dignity to those who would otherwise go without.  Thank you for all you have done to help us at Giving the Basics.

- Teresa Hamilton and Michele Orpin


Thank You To Our Donors!

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