November 1st - December 5th
Colorado Gives is our biggest fundraiser of the year!
So we can partner with additional schools & serve more students in Douglas County & Littleton Public School Districts.
How will we do it?
We are expanding our square footage to give us needed room to pack more bags, boxes & hold larger volunteer & giveback events.
How can you help?
Every dollar makes a difference!
Here's what it can buy...
Weekend bag of food ($10)
Family Food Box ($60)
6-foot folding table ($66)
8-foot folding table ($192)
4 Tier Steel Shelves ($240)
Stainless Steel Table ($308)
Weekend Food for 50 Kids ($500)
Family Food Boxes for 16 Families ($1000)
Glass Front Refrigerator ($3200)
Glass Front Freezer ($3865)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Backpack Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the IRS, ID 84-3290134.
What is Colorado Give Day?
Each December, Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen the community by helping to power nonprofits.
Why give during the Colorado Gives window, November 1st-December 5th?
The more Backpack Society raises, the more we get of the Incentive Fund. The Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund is a fund established by Colorado Gives Foundation and FirstBank, to amplify charitable donations made on Colorado Gives Day
About Backpack Society
What do we do?
Backpack Society's mission is to to remove food insecurity as an obstacle for children so they can grow, learn, and thrive
We provide food to kids on weekends and breaks when they don't have access to food at school
How do we do it?
We partner with schools to identify kids in need
Student Weekend Bags, providing 6 easy to prepare meals
Family Food Box, filled with produce, meats, dairy, eggs & pantry items
School Pantry, an in school pantry filled with grab and go snacks
Crisis Boxes, for use in an emergency situation providing food for 24hrs & basic toiletries
Who do we serve?
Students in Douglas County and Littleton Public School Districts
How will we use your donation?
Colorado Gives donations will help to fund an expansion into the space next door.
The expansion will allow us the space to take on the rest of the Douglas County schools in our territory and all of the remaining Littleton Public schools.
Specifically the donations will be used to helping us to buy shelves, tables, freezers, refrigerators and food.
We will also be able to host larger corporate and community groups for volunteer & giveback events, which will help to increase our monetary and food donations in the future.
How much are we hoping to raise during Colorado Gives 2023?
Our goal is $30,000. Colorado Gives is our biggest fund raiser of the year!