Help Us Give the Basics in Kansas City!

giving the basics dignity drive

Help Us Give the Basics in Kansas City!

Giving the BasicsMany families are struggling more than ever to make ends meet.

Unfortunately, government assistance programs don’t cover many of the basic things needed by families. Fundamental necessities like shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, laundry detergent and other personal hygiene items can be difficult for families in need to access, but these items are so important to surviving and thriving.

We are proud to continue our support of local nonprofit Giving the Basics by hosting a Dignity Drive to collect items that many of us take for granted.

Most-Needed Items

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Deodorant (full size and travel size)
  • Laundry soap
  • Lotion (full size and travel size)

Other Needed Items

  • Baby wipes
  • Body soap (full size and travel size)
  • Conditioner (full size and travel size)
  • Combs
  • Dental floss
  • Diapers
  • Dish soap
  • Floss
  • Hairbrushes
  • Incontinence pads
  • Maxi pads
  • Pantyliners
  • Pull ups
  • Shampoo (full size and travel size)
  • Shavers
  • Shaving cream (full size and travel size)
  • Storage Bags
  • Tampons
  • Tissue (full size and travel size)
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste (full size and travel size)
  • Trash bags

Our Dignity Drive earlier this year collected 869 hygiene items. Will you help us reach our goal to exceed the previous drive?

Items can be dropped off anytime during business hours at Sloop Dental Co. anytime during the month of November.  Our office will also be donating items including toothpaste and toothbrushes to that are vital to maintaining good dental health.

Please drop us a line if you have any questions, and thank you for helping us to serve vulnerable populations in our community!

What is Giving the Basics?

Giving the Basics is a local non-profit founded nine years ago to address the urgent need in our community for personal hygiene items. By monitoring the need for basic products, Giving the Basics is able to efficiently collect and distribute necessary essentials to more than 140 nonprofit organizations and 350 schools, providing access to hundreds of thousands of people every month.

By providing the basics, you support a mission to help families, students, battered women, veterans, senior citizens, formerly incarcerated and mentally ill individuals. The basics give children the confidence to attend school ready to focus on learning, and they help adults address issues related to gaining and maintaining employment. With your help, the basics improve health, hope and dignity for all.