As we work to finalize the details for our next distribution, I want to reflect on an amazing thing that has contributed to one of the biggest improvements in our backpacks for this year. We received a $3,500.00 grant from the Jewish Fund for Human Needs. For a nonprofit of our size, this makes a…

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October 10 was an amazing day for BACK@YOU and The Bridge Outreach! 50 volunteers started showing up at about 8:30 am to get ready for this event, and they were ready to give and overjoyed with what they received in return. Our volunteers worked hard giving personal care to each of our homeless neighbors as they…

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For Immediate Release Custom Designed Backpacks For Homeless to be Distributed in St. Louis on October 10. National not-for-profit The CITYPAK project and local partners BACK@YOU and The Bridge Outreach will distribute 200 CITYPAK backpacks. Watch the video on CITYPAK’s recent New York City Distributions HERE. St. Louis, Mo. – Today, BACK@YOU and The CITYPAK Project announce plans…

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On October 10, 2015, ten months of incredibly hard work and a lot of joy will culminate in over 200 Citypak backpacks being distributed to the guests at The Bridge Outreach in downtown St. Louis. It is going to be an amazing day! These backpacks are made specially for our homeless neighbors living on the…

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BACK@YOU had a great holiday season! We officially became a Missouri nonprofit corporation and opened our bank accounts so we can start taking donations. This is an exciting time for us as we hammer the nails and screw in the bolts of our young but ambitious organization’s foundation. We are so glad to see the number of…

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Three weeks of really poor planning on my part culminated this past Sunday at The Bridge, a homeless shelter in St. Louis. Only three weeks earlier, Kevin, Becky, Jim, and I gave out 20 backpacks in front of The Bridge, and we thought we could handle anything. Kevin had brought some of our old coats…

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