Mission: BACK@YOU works to help the homeless survive life on the streets. We give them each a backpack filled with essential supplies and a handmade scarf as a sign to the recipient that these are gifts of kindness, comfort, and respect. The homeless are not invisible to us, they matter to us, and we care about them. We see the homeless, and we’ve got their backs.
Target demographics: our homeless neighbors
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 225 of our homeless neighbors and several local homeless services providers.
Geographic areas served: St. Louis
Programs: custom-made backpacks, essential supplies, and comfort items
20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters
We received backpacks for the first time in the fall of 2016. They have been invaluable for our homeless youth, as often they find themselves homeless with nothing but the clothes on their back. The contents are well thought out and the backpacks are durable and large. Our youth are excited about the contents and space the backpack provides. We are looking forward to working with the organization in the future.