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

Back 2 School Supply Drive at Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 16
Starts at 8:00 AM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Back 2 School Supply Drive at Farmers' Market

The McLean County Museum of History and the Downtown Bloomington Association are teaming up and bringing the Back 2 School Supply Drive to the Farmers’ Market again this summer!The Back 2 School Supply Drive donation bin will be stationed at the DBA information booth (located at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets) today from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for anyone to drop off donations to the Back 2 School Supply Drive!

Supplies collected during the drive 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.This endeavor will ensure that all students start the school year off right, with all necessary supplies and an awesome backpack to boot! Supplies

Any NEW school supply from the list below can be donated:

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

For more information, please contact the Museum’s Education Department via email at or by phone at 309-827-0428. You can also visit the Back 2 School Alliance’s website at

Please donate! After all, what’s the first day of school without a fresh pencil, sharp scissors, and funky-colored folders in hand?