We held the inaugural BACK@YOU event this Saturday at The Bridge, a sanctuary for homeless people and people at risk of homelessness in St. Louis. Along with our volunteers, we handed out 20 backpacks filled with basic supplies and comforts, including our hand-crocheted scarves. We talked for a while with all our recipients, and all were extremely grateful. With such a warm reception, we have no doubt that we will be able to keep this momentum until next year's event, when we hope to hand out at least 200 backpacks. Given the response, we could easily have distributed 200 this time if we had had that many. We are thankful to all our volunteers, donors, and supporters who helped make this event possible. And we have every expectation that this will be only the first of many more BACK@YOU events in years to come!

~ Kathy