Category Archives: Resources

CITYPAK and Burners without Borders Detroit

if all goes well Burners without Borders Detroit will be filling these backpacks for winter 2015!! fingers crossed this collaboration works out- been chatting with one of their organizers…more details to come but until then.. why these backpacks.. well they … Continue reading

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BWB inventory at Building storage

From Doxie: Holy Moly! Last week I put out a call for help to take inventory at our storage space in the Albert Kahn bank building that now houses ANew Life Prosthetics Dana McCombs came to my rescue and we … Continue reading

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Doxie’s Dish: How to Handle Panhandlers

I know you have come across panhandlers, we all have, but how do you handle this interaction? Yes sometimes we ignore ‘them’, or pass quickly and say ‘sorry’ if that feels right. Sometime you may have given someone your meal coming … Continue reading

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Everyone Deserves a Roof

Please check out this video about a portable home on wheels for the homeless From the website EDAR (Everyone Deserves a Roof) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides unique mobile shelters to homeless men, women, and children. An EDAR is … Continue reading

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Hand Warmers Get Warm Welcome!

I was cruising home one Tuesday recently after work and saw three guys on Lafaytte at 75 just west of Jefferson and realized I had no more backpacks. Well actually I did but only one so it seemed unfair to … Continue reading

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Big Thanks to Harry, to Paul, to Chris, to that Miss, and to Him and Her and Oh! That guy too!

Last Thursday I made plans to meet Harry Reisig at Anew LIfe so  i could load I loaded up the car again with backpacks and Harry wanted a bunch himself to take to Yusef Shakur at Urban NetworkI was running … Continue reading

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Guilliom Family Foundation: Givers and Givers of More. WOW!

image by Marco Marinellli Yes, we know this is a dated entry but we wanted to give kudos where they are due and the Guilliom Family Foundation deserves just that! For the last two years BWB Detroit has been the … Continue reading

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P38 Can Openers Receive Can’t Enter from Local Shelter.

So we found out that NSO (Neighborhood Service Organization), who offer shelter to the homeless, will take away all can openers.  They are sharp and can be used as a weapon, which I should have thought of since the last time … Continue reading

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Bebe, wipes as far as the eye can see!

An insane amount of personal size baby wipes have been filtering into our hands since Flipit from Chicago’s BURN ordered them for BWB Detroit after they were kind enough to accept funds for our chapter of Burners Without Borders ….which … Continue reading

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The Backpacks Have Landed! Repeat, The Backpacks Have Landed!

Thank you Kelvin at Harvest Victory Ltd. for getting the new backpacks to Detroit from the west coast on time! Shipping of these backpacks is one of our most expensive costs as the packs end of being $2.95 a piece, … Continue reading

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