Tis the season- 2018 Burners without Borders Detroit Homeless Backpack packing

Again winter is quickly approaching and this is when the homeless need Y/OUR help the most.

The hosts of this event are prepping for the annual backpack packing event.

We will soon post information about our BWB Community Holiday Dinner. It will be on the same day in the same location. We encourage you to attend both events so we can build relationships and community. We believe that when we break bread it will strengthen further relationships. We hope you will join us for both!

Feel free to come at any part you can with no obligation to stay any longer than you can!!! All help counts!!


We love volunteers and want to utilize your time efficiently!

Two shifts:
*12:30 -2:00pm to help sort and set up.
small break
* 2:30 to 4pm to pack and clean up.

Special Third Shift
5:30 to 6:30pm get packs not taken by volunteers to off-site storage

Check out the tab labeled “Set Up for Backpacking” to sign up.

Additional volunteers will be arriving at 3:00 to set up for the Potluck dinner..if you want to assist there is a sign up at the bottom of the potluck sign up page- http://tinyurl.com/zd7kn9y
There is a tab for helping with set up and for bringing a dish!

Proposed Outline. Please keep in mind all is subject to change. It is about the flow!

12:30-4pm at Tangent Gallery

12:30 -1:00pm
Need volunteers to unload vehicles and get supplies into the building. Set up the backpacks and supplies Detroit assembly style.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Unpack and strip the supplies of packaging/wrapping.

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Pack the backpacks.

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Load full packs into the truck and deliver to storage facility down the street.

5:00pm – 6:00pm (or whenever)
Enjoy dinner at The Tangent Gallery. Click below for that event.

By doing these two events on the same day and location it allows people a chance to get to know each other better by volunteering and breaking bread together! All things very near and dear to my heart (says doxie).

WHAT- BWB DETROIT Homeless BackPacking Event
WHEN- Sunday, December 2, 2018 (again not the holiday weekend this year!)
TIME- varies based on what shift you pick—this gives a lot of opportunities to engage.
WHERE- Tangent gallery..cuz Joe is amazing year after year after year!

Thank you Charles A. Gothique and DAMNED as well as donors to BWB Detroit online.

There is an Amazon wishlist page that will send items directly to doxies house

We have already purchased a ton of supplies..like the backpacks and food supplies/gloves/hats/socks…etc. We are in need of $5.00 McDonald’s gift cards.

We will need more hand warmers and hygiene packs. That is what we are lacking at the moment. Inventory will hopefully be done soon to help us know what else is needed. So for now mostly what we need is YOU!! We need you to help sort the items, strip the packaging, organize the tables, set up the tables, make hygiene packs, then fill the backpacks and load them up and deliver them to storage and clean up. It seems like a ton of work but the more folks helping the easier it is! We accomplish this task together every year!

WHAT – BWB Detroit Homeless Backpacking event
WHEN -Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 12:30 PM – 5 PM
WHERE- Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom 715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit,            CONTACT- Doxie at dkaltz@gmail.com or 313.608.4580

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