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BACKPACK BLUES Benefit Continues Its Success for 3rd Straight Year! (5/21/2017) - BACK@YOU held its 3rd Annual BACKPACK BLUES Benefit, and it continues to get bigger and better! This year we raised over $5,200 with help from over 40 silent-auction donors made up of local businesses and supporters. Bands Church on Wheels, Jason Cooper, and our headliner, Uncle Albert, made this one of the not-to-be missed events of[...]
Successful Second Year and Heading into Year Three Strong! (12/12/2016) - 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[...]
No Longer Homeless (6/17/2016) -   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[...]
BACKPACK BLUES Benefit 2016 Draws 250% of 2015 Event’s Total! (4/11/2016) - BACKPACK BLUES Benefit 2016 Draws 250% of 2015 Event’s Total! The 2nd Annual BACKPACK BLUES Benefit knocked it out of the park this year! We managed to more than double last year’s amount raised, for an incredible total of $5157!! That will go a long way to filling the 400 backpacks we will distribute to our[...]
We are rocking into 2016 with our 2nd Annual BACKPACK BLUES Benefit! (2/10/2016) - On Sunday, April 3, 2016, 3:00–7:00 at BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soup, BACK@YOU will once again have the best of the St. Louis Blues playing great music for a great cause! NGK Band and the Renee Smith Band will bring it to 700 Broadway, in downtown St. Louis. For $10, you will get to listen[...]
Bailey’s Range Hosts Community Table Event for BACK@YOU November 30 (11/23/2015) - Join BACK at YOU at Bailey’s Range, 920 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 on November 30th between the hours of 5:00pm – 8:00pm and 25% of all proceeds will be donated to BACK at YOU! All those who are 18 years of age and older, and order an entree, will be eligible to win a $100[...]
SH-5osfBEiiN__oaolivQB70OIPB6l8M2Ocix-LeEes A Great First Year, but the Best Is yet to Be! (10/15/2015) - 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[...]
BACK@YOU Featured in Post Dispatch (9/21/2015) - We are so excited that BACK@YOU is getting attention from people who want to spread the message that we care about our homeless neighbors in St Louis. On page two of Monday morning’s Post Dispatch, Tony Messenger writes about the difference each of us can make, and the difference BACK@YOU is making in the lives of[...]
PRESS RELEASE: Custom Designed Backpacks For Homeless to be Distributed in St. Louis on October 10 (8/28/2015) - 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[...]
Our First Official Distribution of Citypak Backpacks Will Take Place on Oct. 10 at The Bridge, St. Louis (8/4/2015) - 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[...]