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Sweatshirts Donated to Daily Bread Backpack Giveaway

December 20, 2016

A big THANK YOU to everyone for their generous sweatshirt donations for the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Backpack giveaway! By dollar for dollar matching all the donations, $1,440 worth of hooded sweatshirts, or 153 sweatshirts in various sizes and colors were donated the week of December 14th. We couldn’t have done it without you, thank you!!



Around 750 backpacks and items to fill the backpacks were donated by hundreds of generous members of the Champaign Urbana community. Aside from every backpack having a sweatshirt, items included gloves, socks, hats, blankets, snacks, toiletries, hand  warmers, and other essentials and treats.   Folks lined up to receive their free backpacks on the morning of Friday, December 16th, and all 750 backpacks were given away within a few hours.

Here is a big thank you extended from the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen for everyone who donated:

Here are a few more pictures we took when donating the second batch of sweatshirts. 


Daily Bread Backpack Giveaway
Stevie Bennett, Organizer at Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, amidst a pile of backpacks for the giveaway.


Ed Weiskamp, loading sweatshirts in the alley of Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.


Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Backpack Giveaway
Stevie Bennett, Christine, and Ed at sweatshirt delivery.

Warmest wishes for a Happy Holiday Season, from everyone at Weiskamp!