Basic Needs

These are the things we need to survive:
  • Shelter (the roof over your head… whether you own it, rent it, or live with a relative or friend).  This also needs to include taxes, utilities (electricity, water, and sewer) and basic repairs.  TV and telephone are optional… believe it or not!
  • Food… the basics for survival. Cookies and sweets optional!
  • Clothing, to protect you from outside elements.  This can be second-hand, not just designer.
  • Books and supplies for school.


Other Essential Needs

Although some of these items might be put off for a short period of time, eventually we need these things too: doctors, dentists, eye glasses etc.