Burners Without Borders to distribute Citypaks to Detroit's Homeless

This Sunday, volunteers will gather from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit to fill at least 330 special backpacks designed for the homeless and donated by Shinola and CityPak of Chicago. A potluck dinner, open to all, will follow. She never knows who will show up or how they find out about the event.

She includes a $5 McDonald’s gift card in every backpack, knowing that the card makes a homeless person a paying customer, able to buy coffee or a burger and the right to sit in a clean, warm place without challenge.