Jesse from BACK@YOU hit me up on our BWB Detroit facebook page today to tell me they are making a map of groups and charities that give out backpacks for the homeless. They are creating a map of organizations like there’s also giving out backpacks. we are honored to be on their map CLICK ME FOR MAP
We chatted for bit and i learned this is there mission:
BACK@YOU works to help the homeless survive life on the streets. We give them backpacks filled with essential supplies and a handmade scarf as a sign to the recipient that this is a gift of kindness, comfort, and respect. The homeless are not invisible to us, they matter to us, and we care about them. The goal of BACK@YOU is to show them we mean it.
So just like us the care to humanize the homeless and help people realize that we are all connected. We require folks who give out backpacks to ask the persons name and tell them theirs.. its easy to just a pack out.. but we want human interaction. Homeless folks are used to being ignore.. we can easily not see them..the Invisible people. We hope to change that and i am really happy to learn BACK@YOU feels the same.