Celebrate 10 Years of Health, Hope, and Dignity!

10 years ago, our founder Teresa Hamilton, was asked to help a recently single mother of seven purchase toilet paper and feminine hygiene products. She was shocked to find out these items were not covered by government assistance.


In these last 10 years, we have been honored to become the hygiene hub for Kansas City and nationwide.


We are kicking off our 10th year celebration with a virtual drive. This is the most effective and efficient way to help us get the most needed products into the hands of those who need it most.


To donate click the link below and use code 10YEARS

Virtual Drive

Dinner, Dancing, and Dignity!

Our Annual Bettin' on the Basics Gala was a roarin' success! We want to thank our Board Members, Event Sponsors, and all of the fabulous attendees for making our 4th annual Gala so wonderful!


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Gala Gallery

Staff Highlight

We are pleased to introduce our Brand Manager, Abby Miller!


What do you enjoy about working at Giving the Basics? 

I never leave work feeling tired. At the end of the day, I always feel energized and inspired to create new things. I think that has a lot to do with the people at Giving The Basics. The office is lively and everyone who works here has a positive attitude. The volunteers bring in a fresh energy and the testimonials that we receive from pantries and volunteers reminds me that what we do here is special and important.



If you had to work at an amusement park or a famous landmark for the rest of your life, which place would you choose?

Harry potter world for sure. I’ve haven’t been yet but it’s at the top of my list. I tried to convince my husband to go to there for our honeymoon. I almost convinced him but the pandemic got in the way. Maybe we’ll go for an anniversary trip.


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