Here is what he shared on his post about what we do.. which nailed it but please watch the video as it is about so much more!!
BWB Detroit demonstrates a genuine Me to We project which started in 2008. We have been known for the past 11 winters for creating supply filled backpacks that we give to the homeless. We do an annual backpacking event where we set it up supplies assembly style..which is very Detroit. And a few hundred volunteers fill 400 to 500 a year and we get them on the streets November through April. Six years ago we started a Community Potluck dinner to break bread after we pack so we can create connections and friendships. Three years ago we started a Free Store where we set up clothes and hair cuts for the homeless May through October.
Our projects are simple, repeatable and have many points of access from writing notes to the homeless, fundraising, collecting items. cutting hair, donating and getting supplies to those in need.
Join us as we Create random acts of kindness & service to Detroit Homeless. We can not do what we do without generous people like you!
After the annual backpacking event we hit the streets looking for people who do not go to shelters and offer then a supply-filled backpack. The backpacks are stuffed with socks, gloves, a hat, scarves, emergency blankets, rain poncho, more socks, juice, hand warmers, water, a soft cereal bar, four-to-five canned goods from various food groups, a can opener, a toiletry pack that includes tissue, wet-wipes, toothpaste, a toothbrush and lip balm..and more if items are donated!
Our Free Store events are where we give out clothes and haircuts during the months we do not give out backpacks..so May to October. We accept clothing for this but would rather you join us for an event to get in touch with the community and the population we help to serve.
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More about BURN- Mission Statement
The Bold Urban Renaissance Network (“BURN”) is a dynamic nonprofit organization which fosters community arts through grass-roots projects and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspires action and connects people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community.