How We Do It:
Back to Basics counts heavily on all the business, churches, clubs, organizations, schools and individuals that adopt the 5,500+ children each year by shopping for the 'Angel Cards'.
Each year, approximately 80-85% of 'Angel Cards' come back complete, ready to give to the children.
For those 'Angel Cards' that do not come back or are missing some of the items requested, Back to Basics uses
cash donations to shop for the missing items, to ensure
that every child gets the basics.
The Back to Basics Angel Program provides over
5,500 needy children with the basic necessities of
NEW sneakers, socks, underwear and a gift
each year during the holiday season.
How it Works:
Schools and agencies provide names and sizes of needy children to Back to Basics. Each child’s name, age and size is printed on 'Angel cards', which are given to area business, churches, clubs, organizations and individuals.
Individuals/organizations choose one or more 'Angel Cards' and purchase and wrap NEW sneakers, socks, underwear and a gift for the children.
All the gifts purchased are returned to Back to Basics, where every gift package is checked to ensure that every child receives all four items requested. If some of the Angel Cards are not selected, not returned, or are missing one of the items, Back to Basics will fill in the gaps and make sure that every child receives the ‘Basics’ that were promised.
Since the beginning of the program, 100% of the children in the Back to Basics program have received the gifts promised to them.