Abbotsford–The City of Abbotsford received a generous donation of 150 CITYPAK’s from Wolfe Auto Group announced Mayor Henry Braun.
The CITYPAK backpacks are designed to support individuals who are experiencing homelessness. CITYPAKs provide a safe, convenient and versatile backpack designed to meet the changing needs of individuals who are experiencing homelessness. The CITYPAKs will be disbursed through the Abbotsford Homelessness Prevention and Response System stakeholders in collaboration with the local outreach/service provider collaboration, who are working together to respond to the housing, health and social needs of vulnerable individuals in Abbotsford.
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of Wolfe Auto Group to help support individuals in our community who are experiencing homelessness. The donation of these multi-use backpacks is another example of a business working to support people in our community. We are very grateful to the Wolfe Auto Group for seeing a need and reaching out to help.”
Henry Braun – Mayor, City of Abbotsford
“We at Wolfe Auto Group like to give back to the communities that support us. This is our third year of donating the specially designed Citypak urban living survival backpack and we have seen first-hand how it has impacted the homeless members of our communities. Homelessness is an increasing concern for all citizens of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. As leaders in the business community we take pride in assisting the homeless to make their life a little easier. It’s our way of letting them know that we truly care about their well-being. We have now donated over 2000 Citypak backpacks to those in need and we will continue to support our communities through this and other initiatives in the future”.
Patrick Curtis, Director of Sales & Marketing, Wolfe Auto Group
CITYPAK is meant to make life on the streets a little easier by providing custom designed backpacks for the homeless. Four years, 77 North American cities and 35,000 backpacks later and The CITYPAK Project has made it to the Lower Mainland. They are now being distributed in Vancouver, Surrey, Township and City of Langley, and Abbotsford.
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 designed to meet the changing needs of individuals, who are experiencing homelessness. The backpacks feature a hideaway poncho designed to keep both the bag and its wearer dry, a cinch-top closure for extra 2/2 waterproofing, a ballistic nylon outer shell strong enough to combat the elements, a reflective strip for safety during the winter nights, and anti-theft measures including a strap that can be looped around the arm or leg. :