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4th Annual Back-to-School SummerFest Backpack Drive

Donate your new or gently used backpacks and school supplies to kids in need! Our goal for this year is to collect 3,000 backpacks and fill them with school supplies to hand out to children living in southern Colorado Springs during our free event on August 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deerfield Hills Park and Community Center. Families are welcome to enjoy free food, live entertainment and visit with up to 40 community service organizations.

For more information, please contact Camisha Mobley at [email protected]


Backpack Drive

Please donate to your local Y by July 31. You can also donate backpacks and supplies at the Harrison School District 2 Administration office at 1060 Harrison Road.

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3,000 backpacks needed for all school ages

Additional school supplies needed:

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Washable markers
#2 pencils
Pencil top erasers
Pencil sharpeners
Pencil pouches
Glue sticks
Colored pencils
Composition notebooks
Pocket folders
Wide-ruled notebooks

Loose-leaf paper
Spiral notebooks
Binder dividers
Index cards
Dry-Erase markers
Facial tissue
Ziplock bags
Clorox/Lysol wipes
Hand sanitizer
White copy paper
Post-it notes



Video courtesy of El Paso County Public Health.

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