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

Back 2 School Supply Drive

Wednesday, June 23
Starts at 9:00 AM

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

Back 2 School Supply Drive

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

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 (greatest need)


Fiskar Scissors (blunt and pointed tip)

Pink Erasers

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 or 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!