Breaking News Bar
posted: 10/23/2013 4:05 PM

Free backpacks for homeless

Success - Article sent! close
Daily Herald Report

An organization will be in Lake County on Thursday distributing free customized backpacks to the homeless. The Citypak Project will be at United Protestant Church, 54 S. Whitney St. in Grayslake starting at 6:30 p.m. Citypak then will move southeast to St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church in Vernon Hills for backpack distribution beginning at 7:30 p.m. Citypak is assisting PADS of Lake County, which has helped at least 1,900 homeless individuals in the past year. Most PADS clients keep all of their belongings in one or two bags. Citypak plans 17 backpack distributions in the Chicago area through December. Citypak representatives said the backpacks are designed to stand up to harsh winter weather and have many compartments to keep belongings safe. The music industry's Ron Kaplan launched Citypak.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close
Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.