We deliver essential
non-food items to people in need
We work to alleviate poverty
We educate and advocate
around poverty-related issues
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 18Red Handed Tattoo ParlorDiaper + Period Products DriveYou 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!