Back 2 School Supply Drive – We Need your Help!

Back 2 School Supply Drive – We Need your Help!

June 25th, 2024

Now through August 3, the Museum will be participating in the Back 2 School Alliance School Supply Drive to help collect school supplies for local students in need for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Supplies collected will be distributed to students throughout District 87 and Unit 5 who meet eligibility guidelines.

Bring in any new school supply from the list below and each person in your party who brings in at least one item will 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- 3x5, 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                                                        Highlighters

Fiskar Scissors (blunt and pointed tip)                         Pink Erasers

Ruler (standard/metric 12”)


The donation bin to drop off your items will be located on the ground floor of the Museum in the Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center. For more information, contact the Education Department or call at 309-827-0428. 

For more information, please visit the Back 2 School Alliance’s website at

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!

Candace Summers

Senior Director of Education

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