BACK THE PACK
Go big or go home.
Well, that’s hard to do when home is the problem.
The community around you is filled with so many people with brilliant insight, stories, experiences, ideas, skills. These are your neighbors, your son or daughter’s classmates at school, the guy who makes your coffee every morning, your friends and family.
Everyone has something unique to offer the world we live in.
And sometimes, maybe more than we recognize, we can make all the difference just by offering our neighbors a hand.
The Back the Pack mission is to help those struggling with homelessness, poverty, and extenuating emergency circumstances that created a financial burden too big to bear, by providing them with backpacks filled with supplies, clothing, food, helpful resources, and feel-good items to make such times less stressful. Intrinsically, we want people to know their friends and neighbors value them regardless of what the situation they are dealing with right now.
We want people to know their friends and neighbors have their back.
Our goal is to identify who could use our help right right in our own backyard(s), what items would be the most beneficial to include in each of the backpacks we give to somebody, and how to distribute the backpacks to them in a dignifying manner, characterized by grace and integrity.
To make this overall goal sustainable, we are also aiming to identify important points of contact within different communities and organizations who can help make this initiative bigger and better. We are aiming to expand our outreach to media, public figures, sponsors, and community members nationwide who could help make a difference.
For Back the Pack to reach the people who need it most, sponsors and volunteers will be needed to assist with local and national outreach, distribution, fundraising, public relations, and social media/blogging. Please contact us if you’d like to be involved.
Having our neighbors’ backs is a worthwhile endeavor. Every bit of help counts and is appreciated.