Striving for Dignity for the Unhoused


The Pak

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.

Distribution Partners

For organizations and persons who want to distribute CITYPAKs to the people they serve. 

Become a Distribution Partner


Support CITYPAK and know that for every $40 we receive, a CITYPAK is donated to be distributed to someone in need.

Make a Donation


For companies, brands and organizations that align with CITYPAK’s mission and want to help get more CITYPAKs into the hands of those in need.  

Inquire About Sponsorship

Our Impact

Together with almost 400 distribution partners, CITYPAK has donated over 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.


Unhoused in the U.S.


Citypaks Donated





Nashville (Spring 2023) Video Recap

Words From Our Partners

"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."

Donia Abdallah, Northeast Regional Programs Coordinator, Islamic Relief USA

"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."

Kathy Acre, Founder, and President, BACK@YOU

“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.”

Robert and Susan Sullivan, Sloane Sullivan Backpack Project Founders

CITYPAK Recipient Testimonial Video


Our Partners