Saturday, July 16
Starts at 8:00 AM
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
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)
For more information, please contact the Museum’s Education Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 309-827-0428. You can also visit the Back 2 School Alliance’s website at back2schoolalliance.org/.
Please donate! After all, what’s the first day of school without a fresh pencil, sharp scissors, and funky-colored folders in hand?