Backpack Bash 2022!

Imagine if every student in the Pikes Peak region had everything they needed to get a strong start to the 2022/2023 school year!


This summer, on July 30th and Aug 6th, COSILoveYou will host its 3rd Annual Backpack Bash, where they’ll welcome thousands of students and families at six locations across our community. These events include backpacks filled with essential school supplies, additional health services, and the opportunity to have fun as a family in a carnival-style setting. The Backpack Bash is meant to serve families who would benefit from a little extra support as we start the school year and connect them to local partners that can support them throughout the year!

To accomplish this event, they need our help! There are two ways First Lutheran has promised to
support the Backpack Bash:
• Donate Backpacks – Their greatest need (more than school supplies) is NEW backpacks. You will find wooden bins in the Gathering Place to donate NEW backpacks.
• Volunteer at the Backpack Bash – If you’re interested in lending your time and energy to the events associated with the Backpack Bash, First Lutheran is hoping to have a large volunteer presence. Last year the Downtown Location (Hillside Community Center) was short volunteers.
• Volunteer from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thirty-two (32) volunteers are needed. If you could help there, it would be greatly appreciated! Register to volunteer at any location here: https://volunteer.cosiloveyou.com/communityservice

If you know a family that would benefit from attending this event, please invite them! The best place to
send them for info regarding how to attend a Backpack Bash is https://backpackbash.com/

Please donate ONLY Backpacks. No school supplies.

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