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Back 2 School Supply Drive at the Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 3
Starts at 8:30 AM

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

Back 2 School Supply Drive at the Farmers' Market

Back 2 School Supply Drive – We Need your Help!

The McLean County Museum of History and the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market teaming up and bringing the Back 2 School Supply Drive to the Farmer’s Market again this summer! On June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, and July 24, a donation bin will be stationed at the Museum’s tent at our main entrance on Washington Street from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for anyone to drop off donations to the Back 2 School Supply Drive!

The Back 2 School Supply Drive, organized by the Back 2 School Alliance in coordination with Bloomington District 87, Normal Unit 5, and the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, is an effort to collect school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year that will be given to local students in need. Thus ensuring that all students start the school year off right, with all necessary supplies and an awesome backpack to boot! Supplies will distributed throughout District 87 and Unit 5 to those who meet eligibility guidelines.

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) Highlighters

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, or 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!

Farmer's Market