BIG HUG in a Bag


Teens deliver the resource backpacks to Principal Colby Heckendorn at Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Elementary School.
Teens deliver the resource backpacks to Principal Colby Heckendorn at Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Elementary School.

Stitchers Teens will present their work on youth homelessness awareness at a public event.

Saturday, July 25th

1:00-4:00

St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation

2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Stitchers Teens will be recognized at the Showcase Celebration for their work with the Patrick Henry Downtown Academy. Teen Council members applied for and received a Youth Mini-Grant from the St. Louis Mental Health Board to create twenty backpacks called Big Hug In A Bag for transient students at this elementary school where 50 out of the 250 Pre-K through grade 6 children are living in transient situations. Teens partnered with the Life Foundation, who provided school supplies and Ready Readers who provided two books per backpack.