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Nonprofit works to distribute backpacks to Detroit homeless

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 8:18 AM EDT END wnDate Updated: Oct 15, 2015 8:19 AM EDT END wnDate

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DETROIT (AP) - A nonprofit is working with Detroit social service agencies to distribute 1,000 backpacks designed for use by homeless people.

Citypak Project founder Ron Kaplan is visiting the city for an event Thursday at Cass Community Social Services where backpacks will be given to the groups. He says the backpacks are "something we can do to make a small difference for people in a difficult situation."

The backpacks were designed in a partnership with High Sierra.

Other area groups involved in the effort are the Detroit Rescue Mission, St. Leo's Church Soup Kitchen, Burners without Borders, St. John's Church and the Peter and Paul warming center. Backpacks will be given out to homeless people at events Friday.



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