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Wednesday, June 23
Starts at 9:00 AM
Back 2 School Supply Drive – We Need your Help!
Beginning June 23 through July 26, 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 2021-2022 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 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
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 (greatest need)
Fiskar Scissors (blunt and pointed tip)
The donation bin to drop off your items will be located on the ground floor of the Museum. For more information, contact the Education Department at email@example.com or 309-827-0428.
For more information, please 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!