Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Happy kids at elementary school
School items
Elementary school kids leaving school to get the school bus

Backpack Drop Off
Time, Date, Location:
July 19th – August 12th

Tacara at Steiner Ranch
Front Office
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Bell Steiner Ranch
Front Office
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Meritage at Steiner Ranch
Front Office
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM


Who can donate to the Backpack Drive?

This is a campaign created by Glass Soldier for Residents of Bell Steiner Ranch, Taraca, and Meritage apartments to give back to our community. However, we will accept donations from anyone.

Where can I get a 2021 School Supply List?

Download this PDF file for a bookmark to take with you while you shop or scan the QR code on the bin to download the list directly to your smartphone.

Can I include items NOT on the school supplies list?

We ask that only items on the school supply list are included in the donations. We DO encourage residents to include inspirational notes, but please no food, toys, or gift cards.

Do I have to donate a full backpack?

No. We welcome any and all school supply donations.

Can I donate money instead of supplies?

Yes. The Glass Soldier Back to School Backpack Drive has a dedicated donation page to donate money instead of supplies. Click here:

I am on a budget but I would still like to donate. Do you have any ideas on how I can?

Residents are encouraged to team up with friends, family, and other residents. Residents can pool resources and buy school supplies as a team rather than as individuals—saving both time and money for the individual. Many resident look for sales at discount, grocery, and dollar-themed stores while others choose to buy items in bulk quantity. We also encourage residents to volunteer on drop-off day as an alternative way to donate to the campaign.

I would love to volunteer on drop-off day. What would I be doing?

Ten-twelve volunteers are needed on drop-off day. The majority of our volunteers help with sorting school supplies and hanging backpacks.

Where do I sign up to volunteer on drop-off day?

Please contact Volunteer@glasssoldier.Org for information on registering as a volunteer. We welcome residents and their families (age 13 and older) as volunteers. Volunteers are needed from 8am-5pm and may sign up for 1 or 2 hour shifts (or longer if you can!).

Where do the donations go?

The donated backpacks and school supplies will stay on display at the Bell Steiner Ranch Clubhouse through mid-August. Glass Soldier volunteers will then gather the donations, divide supplies, and drop-off to designated schools.

What schools do the donations go to?

The 2021 Glass Soldier Back to School Supplies Drive is donating backpacks to the following schools: Elementary Schools: Steiner Ranch, Laura Welch Bush, River Ridge, Middle Schools: Canyon Ridge

2021 School Supply List