Simply the Basics


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In this episode, our featured voice is Meghan Freebeck, the CEO and founder of Simply the Basics. Simply the Basics is focused on providing access to hygiene for our fellow community members who cannot provide this most basic need for themselves and their families. Simply the Basics has created a unique National Hygiene Bank Model as well as piloting an Open Marketplace for people to list in-kind donations. These services are designed to make it easier for both individuals and other nonprofit organizations to better utilize the in-kind product donations to provide hygiene products for our unhoused and low-income community members and in turn, support their most basic core health needs.

The combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts on both our unhoused and low income community members has exacerbated the need for basic hygiene products and services. To find out more about how you can help provide hygiene products to our unhoused and low income community members go to Simply the Basics.

In the interview mention Project Homeless Connect which Meghan has been until recently the CEO of and is one of the partners of Simply the Basics. You can find out more about Project Homeless Connect by listening to Episode Nine of our series on Covid-19's impact on nonprofits and small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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