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. Any of the items listed below would make great donations! 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)


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


  • 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

Only ONE available drop off site at this time.

Westside Community Center (Westside)

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

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

Accepting donations 

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