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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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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If you have never participated in our distribution, it can be hard to describe. I can tell you that we gather 100 volunteers together to show our homeless neighbors the kindness and the respect that every human being deserves, and that we do it personally, one on one. I can also tell you that we…

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BACK@YOU volunteers are absolutely the best volunteers anywhere! Not only do they register and show up, they show up with friends and family! Those who have volunteered with us before want to share the experience with those they love. On October 27th we had over 50 volunteers help stuff 500 backpacks. It took less than…

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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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