CITYPAK Project

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200 West Superior , Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 860-7800

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 that is uniquely designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the homeless, and provided to them free of charge.

Inspired by the simple desire to create something that would make life on the streets of Chicago a little easier, Ron shared his idea with the design team at the international adventure travel gear manufacturer High Sierra. The ongoing goal: to design and provide a useful, high quality backpack for the homeless.