200 North Main Street | Bloomington, Illinois | 309-827-0428

Back 2 School Supply Drive July 2 through August 6

Sat Jul 2 09:00:00 2016

Starting July 2 through August 6 the McLean County Museum of History will be participating in the Back 2 School Alliance School Supply Drive, helping to collect school supplies for the 2016-17 school year that will be given to local students in need.

The Back 2 School Supply Drive, organized by the Back 2 School Alliance in coordination with Bloomington District 87, Normal Unit 5, and the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, is an effort to ensure that all students start the school year off right, with all necessary supplies and an awesome backpack to boot! Supplies will be distributed to students who participate in the Back 2 School Party on August 9 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Items will also be distributed throughout District 87 and Unit 5 to those who cannot attend the party.

During our supply drive, you may bring in any new school supply from the list below and receive free admission to the Museum on the day you visit!

Backpack- 13 inches to 18 inches in height

Zippered Binder- 1.5 inches or 2 inches

3-Ring Binder- 1.5 inches

Divider Tabs- 5 count per package

2-Pocket Folders

Index Cards- 3×5, lined

Loose Leaf Paper- wide ruled

Spiral Notebook- wide ruled, 70 count pages

Ruler- standard/metric 12 inches

Colored Pencils- 12 count

Markers- washable, thick, classic colors

#2 Pencils- 12 count

Black or Blue Pens- 10/12 count

Glue Sticks- washable

Crayons- 24 count


Fiskar Scissors (blunt and pointed tip)

Pink Erasers

The donation bin to drop off your items will be located on the first floor of the Museum. For more information, please contact the Education Department via email at education@mchistory.org or by phone at 309-827-0428. You can also visit the Back 2 School Alliance’s website at back2schoolalliance.org/.

Please Donate!Every pen, pencil, binder and notebook you donate helps the Museum support our local teachers by getting students the tools they need for the new school year!

Back 2 School Supply Drive July 2 through August 6