Tis the season...and Burners without Borders Detroit needs YOUR help to help others..
WHAT: Homeless Backpacking event
WHEN: Sunday December 11, from 1 to 4pm
WHERE: Hamtramck Senior Plaza (thank you Chris Cornwell for donating the space again this year)
WHY: because without people like YOU the Homeless Backpack Project simply can not happen!
WHY2: Because WE are fortunate enough to be able to help others.
We have about 200 backpacks (from a generous donation from the Guilliom Foundation) to fill with canned food, can openers (must have those!), hand warmers, peanut butter packs,ponchos, socks, gloves, hats, hygiene products and whatever else we get donated!
Please note we have had amazing cash donations this year as noted above and from two artists from the DAMNED Exhibition; Atelier Gothique (http://www.facebook.com/gothique1) and MI view (http://www.facebook.com/pages/MI-point-of-View/115162725163871)
All of which have afforded BWB Detroit to have enough supplies for 200 backpacks..that is 2x as many as we did last year! 200 packs is ambitious but we think we can do it!
Thank you also to Justin's Nut Butter and MooseJaw for donations of peanut butter and hand warmers!...and to all the private donations of hats, gloves, socks, food, water and juice boxes to make all of this possible..
The packing will take place at the Senior Citizens Housing Complex and Henry Ford Health Center on Holbrook in Hamtramck. You will have to be buzzed in by security!
If you have items to donate please bring them..we can always use them
You are are welcome to take Back packs with them if they feel comfortable approaching homeless, if not i will get them all out on the streets.
I look forward to mingling with you as we create the backpacks and form new friendships!
If you are not able to make the event...please promote it and Burners without Borders Detroit or....
if you cant make it..please consider making a tax deductible donation to BWB Detroit
at http://blackrockarts.in-merch.com/catalog.php?act=view_prod&i&l&sid&id_categ=5486 choose Detroit on the pull down tab!
Thank you ..
Danielle ~doxie Kaltz
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