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Review for Back at You, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Having known about Back At You for only a short time, I decided to check them out. What I found was not what I expected. Not a big organization, but a small non-profit run basically by Kathy Acre and her husband Kevin. Last year they were able to put together and distribute about twenty backpacks to help people living on the streets of St. Louis. This year I decided to get involved. Not having much money I contributed some socks and helped out carrying items to the truck and stuffing backpacks. That day I realized that a little bit of money or labor when added to the efforts of others can truly make a difference. On October 10th over 200 backpacks were distributed to people in need, young and old alike. I was one of about fifty volunteers that unloaded the truck and help guide the recipients through the process of selecting their packs and selecting sweatshirts in their size & color. Each pack was topped off with a hand knit muffler (made by folks here and in other states) so the person could find a pack that called out to them. It was a really amazing day! I was truly moved and glad I attended. Through the tireless efforts of Kevin and Kathy I saw what is possible.

Role:  Volunteer