14th Annual Backpack Giveaway

We’re delivering 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to the doorsteps of Detroit families in need as part of a partnership with Community Movement Builders Detroit and Black Lives Matter Detroit.


This marks the 14th consecutive year of the backpack giveaway program, previously held annually as part of our “Restoring the Neighbor Back to the Hood” festival. The event was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our commitment to the health and safety of our community. Families were able to pre-register to receive delivery of up to two backpacks per house. Registration is now closed.


Learn more. (press release)


See media coverage of this event here.

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