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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…

Thanks to Your Support, BACK@YOU Is Now a Federally Tax Exempt Charity!

By Kathy | 8th February 2015

BACK@YOU is one step closer to filling 200 backpacks for the homeless this year! BACK@YOU is thrilled to announce that the IRS has approved our 501(c)3 status! Those four numbers and a letter may not look or sound like much, but they are huge in taking what we can do to the next level. The sky…

BACK@YOU Is Ready for the Next Level!

By Kathy | 21st January 2015

You can help BACK@YOU fill even more backpacks for the homeless in 2015! BACK@YOU is ready to take the next step in the effort to let our homeless neighbors know we care. But we need your help! Many resources that could help us better serve the homeless are available only to 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations. That designation…

BACK@YOU Is Now a Registered Missouri Nonprofit Corporation!

By Admin | 30th December 2014

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…

Warming Hearts and Bodies at The Bridge

By Kathy | 13th December 2014

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…

Big Success for Our Kickoff Event at The Bridge!

By Admin | 16th November 2014

We held the inaugural BACK@YOU event this Saturday at The Bridge, a sanctuary for homeless people and people at risk of homelessness in St. Louis. Along with our volunteers, we handed out 20 backpacks filled with basic supplies and comforts, including our hand-crocheted scarves. We talked for a while with all our recipients, and all…