RISD Back to school backpack bash
Richardson ISD is hosting its annual Backpack Bash ahead of the school year.

Backpack Bash

RISD Back to school backpack bash

Richardson ISD will be hosting its annual Backpack Bash. This annual event gives families the opportunity to receive backpacks, school supply kits, hygiene kits and more in a safe environment.

The event also connects RISD families to programs and services in a festive back-to-school fair atmosphere. Enrollment support is available at the events for any RISD families that need help enrolling new students.

More than 5,000 backpacks and school supply kits were distributed to families at last year’s Backpack Bash. This year, we hope to give 7,500 backpacks out!

Save the Date


Saturday, July 30
9 – 11:30 a.m.
MAC at Richardson High School


Saturday, August 6
9 – 11:30 a.m.
MAC at Lake Highlands High School


(Please select 2022 Backpack Bash under Select a campaign)

(Some examples of in-kind donations may include: food, haircuts, healthcare, wellness, etc.)


Graduate Level Sponsors

Create Church
Dallas College Richland
first untied methodist church richardson
The Richardson ISD Foundation
Network of community minitries
First Baptist Richardson

Senior Level Sponsors

State farm
Tacp Casa 50 years
Camp 2020 Ministries

Junior Level Sponsors

The Heights church
Lake Highlands Public improvement district

Sophomore Level Sponsors

First Presbyterian church of richardson
Christ Community
First Horizon
Realtors Supporting Richardson Schools
Isreal Strand

Freshman Level Sponsors

BRW Architects
College of Education and Human Services


Registration will close on July 15th. Once a location is at capacity, please register for the other location. When both locations have reached capacity, no more spots will be available.

RHS & PHS: July 30

Registration Full

LHHS & BHS: Aug. 6

Registration Full


For more information about Backpack Bash, contact Dr. Carrie Saunders at carrie.saunders@risd.org or at 469-593-0307.