Donate Items

What do we need?

This fall the Backpack Bash hopes to serve close to 15,000 students in El Paso County. To accomplish this, we need your help! Below is a list of items that will be used to stuff backpacks and a list of locations that are accepting donations. Please consider supporting the Backpack Bash through the donation of school supplies.

 

*All donated items must be new or like-new. Donation drop off sites are listed below!*

Most needed:

  • High School and Elementary School Backpacks

(Backpacks can be themed (Frozen, Superhero, etc.) and can have a creator logo on them (Adidas, Nike, Columbia, etc.), but we’d ask that they don’t have a private company/nonprofit logo on them)

Priority:

  • Spiral notebook – college and wide ruled
  • 3 ring binders
  • Pens – blue/black/red
  • Pencils
  • Plastic pocket folders
  • Face masks

General:

  • Mechanical pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Protractors
  • Loose-leaf college ruled paper
  • 3×5 index cards
  • Scientific/basic calculators
  • Thumb drives
  • Dry erase markers
  • Kleenex packets
  • Individual hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizer wipes

Backpack Bash 2021 Donation Drop-Off Sites

*Most sites begin taking donations in June and ALL donations must be made by July 11th!*

Westside Community Center (Westside)

    Front office – 1628 W Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

    Drop-off Times: Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM

    Accepting donations May 24th – July 12th

    Walmart (Westside)

    707 S 8th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

    Accepting donations from June 28th – July 19th

     

    Optum (Southwest)

    2610 Tenderfoot Hills St, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm,

    Accepting Donations June 4th – July 11th

    Pikes Peak Children's Museum (Southeast)

    2565 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80901
    Drop-off Times: Tuesday – Sunday 9AM – 4PM,

    Accepting donations from June 4th – July 11th

     

    Walmart (Fountain)

    6310 S. U.S. Hwy 85-87, Fountain, CO 80817

    Accepting donations from June 28th – July 19th

     

    Walmart (Fountain)

    4425 Venetucci Blvd, Fountain, CO 80906

    Accepting donations from June 28th – July 19th

     

    Kinship Landing (Downtown)

    415 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Sunday 7AM – 10 PM @ Homa Cafe on 1st floor,

    Accepting Donations June 4th – July 2nd

    First Presbyterian Church (Downtown)

    219 E Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Friday 8am – 5 pm ,
    Accepting Donations from June 4th – July 11th

    First Lutheran Church (Downtown)

    1515 N Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Friday 9AM – 3PM
    *If folks enter via the alley behind the church off of E Caramillo St, it will be the first set of glass doors in the RED brick building.

    Scheels (North)

    1226 Interquest Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 9 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 9 PM,

    Accepting donations from June 26th – July 9th

    *Individuals will receive a coupon for a free coffee at the cafe for each backpack donated”

    Walmart (North)

    8250 Razorback Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Accepting donations from June 28TH – July 19TH

     

    Optum (Briargate)

     2405 Research Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 5 PM

    New Life Midtown (Central)

    New Life Midtown – 3958-103 N Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80917.

    Drop-off Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday *call the front office when making a delivery to ensure that someone is there to let you in 719-357-9250
    Accepting donations from June 7th – July 2nd

    Discovery Church (Central)

    4304 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM and Sunday 8 AM – 1PM

    Woodmen Valley Chapel Rockrimmon Campus (Central)

    290 E Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 90919
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Thursday 9AM – 3PM,

    Accepting donations June 14th – July 12th

    Walmart (East)

    3201 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    Accepting donations from June 28th – July 19th

     

    Walmart (East)

    5550 E Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Accepting donations from June 28th – July 19th

     

    Walmart (East)

    1575 Space Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80915

    Accepting donations from June 28th – July 19th

     

    Optum (East)

    6340 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 5 PM,

    Woodmen Valley Chapel Woodmen Heights Campus (East)

    8292 Woodmen Valley View #5093, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Thursday 9AM – 1PM

    Accepting donations June 14th – July 12th

    Rock Family Church (East)

    4005 Lee Vance Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Thursday 9AM – 4PM and Sunday 8:30 AM – 12 PM

    Mountain Springs Church (East)

    7345 Adventure Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
    Drop-off Times: Monday – Thursday 8:30AM – 4:30PM & Sunday 8AM – 12:30PM,

    Accepting donations June 10th – July 11th