Needy Basket must depend on both food and monetary contributions to be successful, and the community has always provided overwhelming support in our efforts to assist families in need. It comes from individuals, schools, churches, local businesses, both large and small organizations, to numerous to mention individually. Also, the Tipp City Area United Way has been a strong supporter of our efforts. Support is also provided by local foundations including the Tipp City Area Community Foundations, the Paul G. Duke Foundation, the A. O. Smith Foundation, the Tom and Helen Kyle Fund, the Troy Foundation, the Thrivent Financial Choice Program, and the Miami County Foundation as well as many individual grants. Monetary contributions are used primarily for food purchases. All donations are tax-deductible.