Basic Hygiene Items Bring A Bit Of Dignity To Life On The Streets

Imagine going for days without brushing your teeth, combing your hair, changing your socks or taking a shower. Or having your period with no sanitary products and instead relying on crumpled newspaper or old food wrappers.

That’s everyday life for many of San Francisco’s homeless people, but one very energetic 29-year-old is working to change it. She’s Meghan Freebeck, founder and chief executive officer of Simply the Basics. the latest example of a woman with a good idea and great follow-through making a difference in the lives of those on our city’s streets.

-Heather Knight, SF Chronicle.