Fill A Backpack Provides backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to children in need to maximize academic potential.
PREPARE A KID TO LEARN
Over 180,000 children in Colorado live in poverty. Children in poverty often lack the necessary school supplies critical to academic achievement. Ensuring that children have the necessary supplies to participate in school can reduce truancy, promote learning, and build positive self-esteem.
Our goal in 2017 is to provide more than 12,000 children living in eight Denver Metro counties including: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Weld Counties, with backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies, so they feel empowered in school. Check out the video from one of last year’s distribution days:
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Become a Fill A Backpack Program Sponsor – Individuals, organizations, or corporations can choose to sponsor the Fill A Backpack program and help put backpacks and school supplies into the hands of the children who need it most. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Participate in the Corporate Challenge – a friendly competition between corporations, large and small to see who can collect the most school supplies, raise the most funds, and increase the most awareness via social media - all to help children in need. The Corporate Challenge will run from June 26 – July 21, 2017. Two Corporate Challenge winners will be announced - one will be determined by the total number of points accumulated, and in an effort to level the playing field and make this competitive for corporations of all sizes, we will also recognize the corporation who has the highest number of total points accumulated divided by the number of employees. To see a list of participating corporations, CLICK HERE.
Where do I drop off Donations?
Our Resource Center is located at 557 Burbank Street, Unit E, Broomfield, CO 80020. Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Thank you to our 2017 Fill A Backpack Sponsors