Backpacks Donated to Youth Outreach Group


SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– To most people a backpack may not seem like much, but to someone living on the streets, it can be the one thing holding your whole life together.

Tuesday, Springfield-based car audio company, Car-Fi, donated 20 backpacks to The Rare Breed. An affiliate of The Kitchen Inc., The Rare Breed is a youth outreach program designed to help at-risk and homeless youth get back on their feet.

When we asked the representatives from Car-Fi why they decided to make the donation, they said it was simply a need in the at-risk community that their company felt it could meet.

Rare Breed’s outreach coordinator told KOLR10, as opposed to traditional donations like money or food, he believes the backpacks will supply a longer lasting sense of security.

“These youth that are literally homeless, maybe sleeping under a bridge or walking around the streets all night, everything they own is what they can carry. You need something sturdy, durable, something you can put your life in,” says T

Along with that sense of security, Car-Fi representatives say they hope the backpacks give whoever receives them a sense of hope and lets them know somebody has their back during this tough time.  

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local Sports

More Local Sports

World News

More World News

Trending Stories

Washington DC Bureau

Washington DC Bureau

Newsfeed Now

More Newsfeed Now