It Started In Spokane… But It Can Go Farther
Homelessness in Spokane is very visible.
Sleeping bags and tents lined our downtown underpasses during the winter, and we didn’t have enough shelter in cold, snowy weather for people who needed it.
The “issue” of homelessness is a topic of conversation at dinner tables and water coolers. Businesses worry about crime and safety. Homeless people are victims, as well, of harassment, violence, and theft—having the few belongings they have stolen as they sleep on the streets.
The need is tremendous, but no one knows what to do.
Giving Back Packs reminds us that behind the debates and news stories about homelessness are people who have simple needs—snacks and clean socks, a toothbrush, a smile, a conversation. Solutions can start here.
Giving Back Packs shares hope and connection in Spokane, Washington. Wonder if it could work in a city like yours? We believe it can.