Meghan Freebeck, the founder of Simply the Basics and CEO of Project Homeless Connect visited The Hamlin School on October 24. Simply the Basics provides personal hygiene products to those in need.
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. We simply remove barriers, allowing people to have the opportunity to achieve.
Ms. Freebeck spoke about the following (among other topics):
-Simply the Basics supports people based on “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”
-Simply the Basics conducted extensive research before launching their nonprofit
On September 21, the founders of Replate spoke with our Grade 7 students about food justice and their dynamic nonprofit that provides 5,000 meals a week to 40 shelters. Replate collects food from many tech companies including Amazon, Facebook and Google. The food is then quickly given to organizations like Project Homeless Connect to feed those in need.
Replate was born in Berkeley, California on January 1, 2016. It is built on a group of passionate social entrepreneurs, activists, food heroes, drivers, and designers.
We connect communities and help make everyone a solution to the food insecurity in their area. Through our robust technology, we are able to match business’s excess food with those in need.
Hamlin Grade 8 students participated in the very first women-centered Pop Up Care Village in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Lava Mae’s Mission:
Through our Mobile Hygiene Service, Pop-Up Care Villages and buildIt toolkit, Lava Mae brings critical services to the streets, delivered with Radical Hospitality, to restore dignity, rekindle optimism, and fuel a sense of opportunity. Our audacious goal is to unleash a Radical Hospitality Revolution around the world.
Hamlin has had an ongoing partnership with Lava Mae for a year now. Usually Lava Mae hosts their Pop Up Care Villages outdoors near the Civic Center, serving both men and women, many who are experiencing homelessness. The Mission-based event focused on supporting women, many of whom were housed but struggling financially.