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.