Custom-designed backpacks for the homeless

Great backpack distributed at CCO

On Sat. Oct. 7, we were blessed to have some volunteers from the Chicago Sinai Congregation and the Chicago non-profit CityPak, supply and joyfully distribute a number of high quality custom-designed backpacks for the homeless. These backpacks are much larger than the normal backpack, so as to fit a change or two of clothes, a blanket, socks, hygiene products, and even some rain-gear.

Many of our men were happy to receive these backpacks. This is a very “practical” gift for the least. Thanks to these volunteers for showing that they care.


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Chris Ramsey has been a member of the Jesus People USA community in Chicago since 1975. Throughout those 40 years, Ramsey has been involved in evangelism, writing, interviewing, and serving the poor. He’s also a kind of “crazy” character who’s constantly asking himself, “Where do I fit in?” For the past 25 years, Chris has discovered that his role in serving the homeless and the poor at Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO), seems to fit him quite nicely. He is happily married to Sandy Ramsey, the executive director of CCO, and has two adult sons, Christopher and Jonathan.