The CITYPAK Project, an initiative of the Selma Breskin Kaplan Foundation, was founded by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Ron Kaplan. CITYPAK provides a safe, convenient and versatile backpack that is uniquely designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the homeless.
Inspired by the simple desire to create something that would make life on the streets of Chicago a little easier, Ron shared his idea with the design team at the international adventure travel gear manufacturer High Sierra. The ongoing goal: to design and provide a useful, high quality backpack for the homeless.
Reduces excess space
Tough exterior material
Made for large containers
Logo is below the top-flap to avoid unwanted attention
Protects from weather and theft
Helps evenly distribute weight of heavy loads
Attach the bag to an arm or leg when needed
Safety feature for traveling at night
Place bedding or other items here
Covers both bag and person