As coworkers, we spend 40 hours a week with our team members. Once a team member receives a cancer diagnosis, they need support, but we may not know how to support them, which makes you feel helpless.
We believe that basic needs are not basic. We understand the strength of the community needed to be able to support someone during this challenging time, which is why we started Beyond Basic Needs.
Cancer warriors undergoing chemo deserve tools to thrive which is why we created Chemo Care Kits and partnered with Give InKind to provide an easy path towards gaining support from your network.
How It Works
Gift a Chemo Care Kit
Create or help them create
a Give InKind page
Support your coworker and help them beat cancer
Join the 25 to Thrive Challenge
Join The 25 to Thrive Challenge
Enlist your network to help us raise funds to provide Chemo Care Kits at no charge to cancer warriors.
The Challenge: Raise $25 from 25 of your friends, family and community.
Getting started is as easy as 1… 2… 3…
1. Create a fundraiser on Facebook or Instagram benefitting Beyond Basic Needs with a goal of $625
2. Get 25 of your friends to donate $25 each by sharing the fundraiser with your network
3. Win the challenge and get exclusive Beyond Basic Needs swag
Join our mission to help your community thrive after a medical event.
It is our experience that in the corporate setting, when an employee experiences a medical event, team members want to help, but don’t have specific ways to do so. Oftentimes team members are scrambling to find some way to contribute or feel helpless and unsure of what to do to support each other.
We founded Beyond Basic Needs to get past the stigma of asking for help and receiving the support required after a medical event.
There is NO COST to the employee, the organization or the supporter to use the platform. Not only is it free, it makes such difficult and uncomfortable situations simple and easy with little lift required by HR, Management, and/or team members!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Beyond Basic Needs?
At Beyond Basic Needs, we provide hope to those in need.
For Cancer Warriors undergoing chemotherapy, we provide Chemo Care Kits at no charge to cancer warriors undergoing chemo. We believe these kits inspire, uplift and help our community thrive during this challenging time.
In addition, we connect those in need to the technology that makes it easy to manage and get help for basic services including food delivery, cleaning services, transportation services and other basic needs at no charge to the individual. We believe these services are imperative to improving the quality of life after a medical event.
Our volunteer network spreads awareness and helps those in need utilize the technology to organize support.
What is a Chemo Care Kit?
A Chemo Care Kit is designed for cancer warriors undergoing chemotherapy. Each kit contains a port pillow, compression socks, lip balm, and a variety of goodies that these warriors deserve.
A Port Pillow protects the port from the seat belt.
How can I make a donation to Beyond Basic Needs?
To send a check, please make the check out to Beyond Basic Needs. Please provide your contact information (Name, Address, Email Address) so we can provide a receipt of the donation. Please mail the check to: Beyond Basic Needs, 1093 A1A Beach Blvd #454 St Augustine, FL 32080.
Is my donation to Beyond Basic Needs tax deductible?
How does Beyond Basic Needs use the donations it collects?
What is the relationship between Beyond Basic Needs and Give InKind?
Each InKind Page empowers communities to help from anywhere through a Care Calendar, Wishlist, News and Updates, Donations, and more. From the birth of a baby, to the loss of a loved one, to medical crisis, and disasters, Give InKind makes support simple so that no one goes through a big moment alone.
Give InKind is a free platform that generates revenue from partner products throughout the site, the products sold directly, and optional tips from supporters.
For those InKind Pages started through Beyond Basic Needs, there is a revenue share of the optional tips from supporters. We use these funds to further extend our reach and help more people in need.
Is there a fee to use Give InKind?
How can I get help to setup my InKind Page?
Our volunteers can answer any of your questions and help you get started by building an InKind Page.
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