Our mission

is to provide diapers, period products, and incontinence supplies to people in the

ArkLaTex who are experiencing economic challenges.

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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

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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 is a dedicated hub for collection & distribution of these items to low-income people in the ArkLaTex.

We are the only nationally-recognized, certified diaper bank in our region.

​Basic Necessities is a member of the

National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN),


the Alliance for Period Supplies.

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

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Basic Necessities has a new Amazon Wish List!
Basic Necessities has a new Amazon Wish List!
Serve your neighbors from the comfort of your home! 1. Copy & paste this link in your browser: https://a.co/gFuPWLT 2. Order any item(s) from our supply list. 3. Amazon will ship your purchased items directly to our office. 4. Remember: all donations are 100% tax-deductible.
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