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No Obstacle Too Big to Keep Our Volunteers Away!

It poured rain on October 26 for our backpack stuffing, and on October 27 we discovered that all roads to our distribution location were blocked. But these obstacles only proved how devoted our volunteers are! On Saturday, over 45 volunteers braved torrential downpours to help us stuff 500 backpacks. Out of the 500 backpacks we…

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5th Annual BACKPACK BLUES, New Award, and a Bright Future

It is hard to believe we just held our 5th Annual BACKPACK BLUES Benefit! This was our second year at Broadways Oyster Bar, and it was a great day. The weather, despite being unreliable and rainy this spring, was perfect, with sunshine and temps in the mid-70s. Inside we had incredible silent auction items from…

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Our Biggest Distribution Yet!

It is quickly coming up on our 4th annual backpack distribution on October 28. We have come a long way since 2014 when four of us distributed 20 backpacks bought at Five Below and filled with a few items and a handmade scarf that I crocheted during Cardinal baseball season. Here we are in 2018,…

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Successful Second Year and Heading into Year Three Strong!

What a great year 2016 turned out to be for BACK@YOU! Last year we distributed 200 Citypak backpacks filled with essentials to make life a little easier for our homeless neighbors, and this year we doubled down with 400 backpacks. On October 29, over 100 volunteers showed up to help us stuff 400 backpacks. We…

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No Longer Homeless

Eddie is my friend. I used to tell people that “Eddie is my friend who is homeless.” Not anymore. I can now just say, Eddie is my friend. Eddie moved into his apartment about a month ago, and I saw it for the first time today. Eddie is king of his castle! He is so…

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