Welcome to Back to School Basics as of May 3, 2013 we are now a 501(c)(3) organization! We are a family and community based foundation located in Ozark County in the town of Dora in southern Missouri. We are dedicated to providing free of charge, the basic school supplies needed by the students we serve. Our goal is to eliminate the need for parents to purchase basic school supplies for their children through the use of private donations, grants and community support.
Ozark County, Missouri Statistics
Total Population- 9,723
Residents Under 18 Years- 1949
Occupied Residences- 4,194
Households with individuals under 18- 1040
Land Area Sq. Miles- 744.97
Population Density / Sq. Mile- 13.1
Per Capita Income Last 12 Months- $17,298
Median Household Income 2006-2010- $31,960
Persons Below the Poverty Level 2006-2010- 16.5%
* Based on United States 2010 Census
Back to School Basics provides goods and services to the school districts, parents and school age children of the area we serve. We are a Not For Profit Corporation chartered in the State of Missouri and are currently in the process of applying for 501c3 tax exempt status with the IRS.
We are happy to provide these need based services;
Back to School Basics relies on support from our community through donations, fund raising events, and member supported activities. We are a 100% volunteer organization and 100% of the funds collected benefit our clients, we have no paid staff or employees. We are only limited by available funds, so if you have suggestions for fund raising events or would like to donate money or items we can use please contact us via email. We hope that by becoming a 501c3 organization we may procure grants from private foundations and corporations which will enable us to expand our service area and client base.
If you have a need for services or would like to donate to our cause please feel free to contact us at this link- Email
All donations now qualify as tax deductible under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IRS Code. Please contact your tax professional for more information on your eligibility.