Patterson Gives Back – Giving The Basics

Giving the Basics was founded in 2011 in Kansas City on the premise that no one should go without the basic items needed to be clean and live a normal life.  Basic hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, and toothpaste are essential for human dignity, self worth, and general good health. 

Giving the Basics started it’s first affiliate program in Wichita, Kansas in January 2019 and has grown by partnering with non-profit organizations and local schools to distribute personal care items. Giving the Basics distributes free hygiene products through a consistent monthly ordering process and works with nurses, teachers, social workers, counselors, administrators, local pantries, shelters, and other 501(c)3’s and the Wichita police department to determine how we can best serve the students in local Wichita schools and children and adults in need in the greater Wichita area. 

Your help will immediately impact Wichita’s community and bring dignity, health, and the opportunity to thrive to children and adults through our hygiene hub. To make a donation, please visit: