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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 & pads 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) and theAlliance for Period Supplies.

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


  • Sat, Jul 18
    Red Handed Tattoo Parlor
    Diaper + Period Products Drive
    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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