Posts by Kathy

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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