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We deliver essential

non-food items to people in need

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We work to alleviate poverty

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We educate and advocate

around poverty-related issues


“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is enough.”

-Dr. Wess Stafford

President Emeritus of Compassion International

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The Need

SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, and other publicly-funded assistance programs

do not cover diapers & period products

unless they are part of a doctor-prescribed treatment plan for a medical condition.

Basic Necessities serves as a dedicated hub for collection & distribution of these items to low-income people in the ArkLaTex.

We are on track to be the only nationally-recognized, certified diaper bank in our region.

​Basic Necessities follows guidelines for best practices, and is pursuing certification from, the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). 


Basic Necessities is a member of

the Alliance for Period Supplies.

The nearest dedicated diaper bank is in McKinney, Texas near Dallas.


  • Sat, Jul 18
    Red Handed Tattoo Parlor
    You are invited to Basic Necessities’ FIRST diaper/period supply drive! We will be accepting diapers, period products & incontinence supplies in their original packaging. Volunteers will be stationed in the parking lot to receive no-contact donations...just drive up & drop off!
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