YMCA Stars & Stripes

3rd Annual Southeast & Armed Services YMCA

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 5. 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.

3,000 backpacks needed for all school ages

Additional School Supplies needed:

Glue sticks

#2 Pencils



Spiral Notebooks

Loose-Leaf Paper



back to school summerfest


Video courtesy of El Paso County Public Health.

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Proud Sponsors & Partners

Penrose-St. Francis YoungLife City of Colorado Springs

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