Surprise!GIVING THE BASICS KNOWS …… a "dirty" little secret! Wait……Make that two dirty little secrets!!

  1. To get a job, you must be able to get clean.
  2. Kids get pushed out, left out and pushed around if they aren't clean.

Giving the Basics is growing! We have hundreds of volunteers, some wonderful new donors, and best of all……..


SHOUT OUT to KCTV5 for taking much more than 5 to care about what we are doing at Giving the Basics with their "Take 5 to Care program!" They used their entire staff , the whole month of January, their "A Better KC show" and a product drive to help get the word out about what we are doing here in KC. Local businesses, people, churches and schools started "caring" out of the woodwork. We can't thank them enough for their kindness and support!

Board member, Joe Lally, surprised us with a check from BANK OF THE WEST for $5,000. We love surprises!!

SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT!! Talented 18 year old Anna Hamilton wrote and performed a song called Human Dignity and is offering all proceeds to Giving the Basics. You can buy it on iTunes. No surprise that it hit the top popularity and still holding!! Check it out here.

SCOUTING FOR THE BASICS was a wonderful success! Our community partner, The Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and Missouri participated in a city wide drive for us.  They collected, sorted, and counted their drive of personal care hygiene items, and added their personal touch to the boxes for the shelters and pantries.  Their drive will help hundreds of families in the KC area.

SPARE A SQUARE or maybe just 20,000 rolls! We are teaming up with Project Change again this year. We hope their teams rock and "roll" it so we can work all year to fill the monthly pantry orders for TP for over 60 registered locations.

WAREHOUSE VOLUNTEERS and PRODUCT DRIVES are a fun and fantastic way for us to meet the need. Mariner Wealth Advisors brought their children with them when they came down to help. We love kids and Kids love the cave! We found out that kids aren't the only ones who like our warehouse! We had great fun hosting American Century Investors team, UMB Bank employees, the KU Medical Students, and many wonderful groups of grade schools, high schools and colleges students too. For some extra fun, please check out all the helpers on our Giving the Basics FB page. LIKE US TOO! It is an easy way to keep up on the news!

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Ready, Set, flatbeds!

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Artwork from the heart of KC Girl Scouts

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Joe Lally with check from Bank of the West

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UMB team comes to the warehouse

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UMB Bank employees get it done!


Thank You To Our Donors!

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