A CITYPAK backpack is viewed as a quality product that meets a timely and relevant need. Custom-designed by High Sierra, PAK’s speak to the specific needs of our partner’s communities, and recipients feel respected, supported, and seen when gifted a PAK.
The CITYPAK Project is a not-for-profit philanthropic organization working to provide custom-designed backpacks to persons experiencing homelessness or in housing transition.
Together with international adventure travel gear manufacturer High Sierra, and in partnership with organizations serving un-housed neighbors, organizations working with refugees, and institutions providing disaster relief solutions, CITYPAK strives for dignity for the unhoused.
There are numerous ways to get involved. You can join the CITYPAK network today as a Distribution Partner, a Sponsor or by simply making a donation. Learn more about how to get involved below.
Together with over 300 distribution partners, CITYPAK has donated almost 100,000 PAK’s in over 200 cities across the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe. Our goal? To ensure our PAK’s - a backpack specifically designed for life on the streets - gets into the hands of those who will benefit the most.
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Words From Our Partners
Donia Abdallah, Northeast Regional Programs Coordinator, Islamic Relief USA
"CITYPAK helps us to reach the most vulnerable, like those without housing, and supply them with hygiene kits and one of a kind products that they treasure and use daily as a means of security for their belongings."
Kathy Acre, Founder, and President, BACK@YOU
"CITYPAK backpacks are high-quality, specialized backpacks that hold the items that we feel are essentials for surviving life on the streets in the St. Louis winter. Our recipients know that they are being shown respect and kindness by an organization that cares."
Robert and Susan Sullivan, Sloane Sullivan Backpack Project Founders
“The CITYPAK is the centerpiece of our project to provide backpacks and supplies to unstably housed LGBTQ youth in Chicago. The high quality, durability, and special design features of the CITYPAK make it uniquely suited for this highly vulnerable population.”