Flint, Michigan, has been without clean water for over four years. In 2016, at just 8 years old, Mari Copeny wrote a letter to President Obama, asking him to meet with Flint activists in Washington, D.C. President Obama instead visited Flint directly, and in the years since, Copeny has continued to raise awareness for the Flint Water Crisis and bring joy, resources, and community to the kids of Flint. In 2017, she partnered with Pack Your Back and raised $10,000, contributing school supplies and 1,000 backpacks to Flint students. That same year, the partnership also raised $13,000 to provide toys and games to kids in Flint for the holidays.