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We are rocking into 2016 with our 2nd Annual BACKPACK BLUES Benefit!

By Kathy | 10th February 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

By Kathy | 23rd November 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…

A Great First Year, but the Best Is yet to Be!

By Kathy | 15th October 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

By Kathy | 21st September 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

By Kathy | 28th August 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

By Kathy | 4th August 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…

A Super Summer at BACK@YOU Is a Preview of Things to Come!

By Kathy | 14th July 2015

BACK@YOU has had an amazing summer so far, and it’s only just begun! Since our BACKPACK BLUES Benefit at the end of April, our visibility and outreach have grown dramatically, and we have a lot to share! Our Indiegogo fund reach its goal of $3000 on June 18, 2015, exactly two months after the start…

BACKPACK BLUES Benefit a Big Success

By Kathy | 17th May 2015

The BACKPACK BLUES Benefit on April 26 was a rousing success, and we are so thankful to all of our supporters! NGK, The Catapults, CeeJazz Soul, Church on Wheels, Chuck Berry J, Bob Lohr, and drummer extraordinaire Keith Robinson put on a show to beat all shows! St Louis great Kim Massie was rehearsing with…

Check Out Our Website Renovations

By Kathy | 19th April 2015

The BACK@YOU website now makes it easier to help our homeless neighbors. If you want to support organizations that give backpacks to the homeless in your own neighborhoods, you can now use our “Backpack Map” to find those organizations. You can also find the businesses and organizations that support our mission on the “Our Partners”…

The Citypak Project and BACKPACK BLUES!

By Kathy | 3rd March 2015

BACK@YOU has two exciting announcements that will be game-changers for our homeless neighbors in St Louis! First, we have been chosen to partner with the Citypak Project, whose ongoing goal is to design and provide useful, high-quality backpacks for the homeless.The backpacks that they designed and commissioned cost $30 through the international adventure travel gear…