Giving the Basics

Giving the Basics provides products for dignity — deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, baby wipes, trash bags, laundry detergent, etc. — that are not covered by government assistance; products people really need.

Volunteers will sort, count and case travel size ‘basic’ personal care items for distribution at local pantries, shelters, schools and other charities serving people in need. Please dress in comfortable shoes, this is a warehouse setting so the floors are unfinished.

Watch this Video to see the impact Giving the Basics is making in KC schools or visit their website for more information. 

DIRECTIONS: The warehouse is located in the Downtown Caves, on 31st street between Roanoke Road and Terrace street. Look for a sign that says Dean Underground Caves. Enter  the cave, drive to the bottom of the hill and turn right. Keep to the right and go to the very back of the cave and look for the number suite #270.  The numbers are on the walls as your drive.  The numbers jump around so don’t be alarmed.  Park your car in designated parking spots.  If you don’t follow these directions no worries the cave goes in one big circle and you will eventually find us!

The gate closes at 6 pm, so if you are more than 30 minutes late you won’t be able to get inside.

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