We’ll pack and sort menstrual care packages for the homeless with Simply the Basics and Meghan Freebeck, who will give a short presentation. The Mission of Simply the Basics is to provide for individuals, organizations, and communities their most basic needs with dignity so that they can focus on bigger goals — removing barriers and allowing people to have the opportunity to achieve.
We appreciate donations of: unopened tampons, pads, panty liners, and wet wipes/moist wipes.
About Meghan Freebeck
Meghan is the founder and President of Simply the Basics and CEO of Project Homeless Connect. In the beginning of her nonprofit career in Chicago, Meghan was Community Relations Manager of an interim housing homeless program. She moved to the Bay Area in 2013 as Deputy Director at San Francisco Suicide Prevention, where she developed core programs such as the Peer Workforce Supportive Services. It was her heartache over the state of homelessness in this new city that led her to begin Simply the Basics with a feminine hygiene product drive to meet the needs of all homeless. Since then, she has grown the program to become what it is today — the very first Hygiene Bank in the Nation — improving the overall health and wellbeing of the community and saving nonprofits hours of time a week.