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Our Cause


Millions of homeless and low-income women in the United States are forced to choose between buying basic hygiene products for themselves or buying food and other necessities for their families. As a result, health and hygiene items such as shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant, are among the most requested at homeless shelters. 

Enter Meghan Freebeck. Meghan is the founder of San Francisco nonprofit, Simply the Basics, and is one of the most inspiring women I know.

Meghan Freebeck filling tote bags

Meghan started Simply the Basics to provide hygiene kits to people and organizations in need. The Mission behind the organization is to provide people their most basic needs with dignity so that they can focus on bigger goals. Simply the Basics removes the dehumanization of handouts, and empowers our most underserved community members to have the dignity and benefits that come with good hygiene.

I have had the pleasure of volunteering with Simply the Basics, most recently at their Women's Empowerment Daya spa day for survivors of domestic abuse. When I was thinking of ways Curie could give back, the decision was simple.

Sarah Curie founder giving manicure

Curie has teamed up with Simply The Basics to help provide low-income women and girls across the U.S. access to personal hygiene. We are donating one stick of Curie deodorant for every five sold on our website, with the goal of one day having a stick of Curie deodorant in every tote bag handed out across the country. 

When you choose Curie, you're supporting a brand that strives to help ALL women across the country live healthier lives. 

If you're interested in getting involved with Simply the Basics, head over to their volunteer page

Volunteers filling bags with hygiene products