CityPak-homeless-distribution of backpack

The CITYPAK Project is distributing 2500 custom-designed backpacks to homeless people in NYC and surrounding areas this February, bringing the total number of PAKs given away to 15,000 across the U.S.

Inspired by the simple desire to create something that would make life on the streets of Chicago a little easier, businessman Ron Kaplan partnered with the design team at High Sierra, the adventure gear manufacturer, to come up with a high quality backpack.

Founded in 2012, The CITYPAK Project provides a convenient and versatile backpack with safety features uniquely designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the homeless. It includes an extra large rain pancho, straps to clip around an arm or leg when sleeping and a variety of specialty pockets.

High Sierra, and a growing list of corporate and individual donors and a variety of non-profit partners, have allowed The CITYPAK Project to distribute the PAKs in a growing list of cities.

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