Basic Necessities

Millions of people don’t know where their next meal will come from or where they’ll sleep tonight. Donate now and help our most vulnerable populations secure the basic necessities: food, shelter, and clothing. Help these individuals and families stay healthy, safe, and hopeful.

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Meet some of the people behind the cause

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Seguimos Adelante helps asylum seekers in Mexico with basic needs

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Jackson Free Clinic provides free health care for people without health insurance

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GoFundMe Kid Hero: Jahkil is making a difference by providing basic supplies to the homeless in Chicago

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GoFundMe Kid Hero: Jane is helping people experiencing homelessness in her community by handing out care packages

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See a few of the fundraisers in this cause

People you're helping

Hampton, VA
UPDATE: We are now receiving request for diapers and wipes from all over the U...
Last donation 21h ago
$45,465 raised of $100,000
$45,465 raised
Salt Lake City, UT
My name is Heidi and these are my two daughters, Ellenore and Layla. I have bee...
Last donation 22h ago
$8,881 raised of $20,000
$8,881 raised
Seattle, WA
My good friend Malaya is currently in need of urgent financial assistance. Malay...
Last donation 2h ago
$7,805 raised of $10,000
$7,805 raised
Seattle, WA
Hi - I'm Brittany -  I'm a single Mom, Caregiver and my son and I are recent...
Last donation 3w ago
$3,000 raised of $3,000
$3,000 raised
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