Back 2 School


The Back 2 School Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that all students can begin school ready to learn on DAY ONE. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, the Alliance provides free school supplies to over 1600 students within District 87 and Unit 5 schools. The supply-stuffed backpacks are distributed at a party that encourages and rewards completion of school registration and immunizations, and offers awareness of resources in our community…all while having a great time! Below is the list of school supplies needed for the students and information on where to donate.

If you would like to volunteer CLICK HERE.


Walmart in Normal, July 21st-22nd, 8am-3pm

Office Depot, July 21st, 10am-2pm


  • Bloomington Farmer’s Market- Downtwn Bloomignton Square Saturday until 12pm
  • Bloomington Public Library- 205 E Olive St, Bloomington
  • Bloomington School District 87- 300 E Monroe St, Bloomington
  • Brad Barker Honda- 1601 GE Road, Normal
  • Central Illinois Bank- 1801 E. Empire St #1, Bloomington
  • Four Seasons 1- 904 Four Seasons Rd, Bloomington
  • Four Seasons 2- 2401 Airport Rd, Bloomington
  • HyVee- 1403 N Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington
  • ISU Credit Union Bloomington- 1408 Airport Rd, Bloomington
  • ISU Credit Union Normal- 1309 S Center St, Normal
  • McLean County Museum of History- 200 N Main St, Bloomington
  • Normal Unit 5 District- 1809 W Hovey, Normal
  • YWCA- 1201 N Hershey Rd, Bloomington


Back 2 School Dance Workshop & Sock Hop for Back 2 School – August 4th,  IWU Hansen Center

HyVee Brunch, donate a school supply and receive a discount on brunch- August 5th, HyVee Bloomington

Keg Grove Brewery, tips to support Back 2 School- August 5th, Keg Grove Brewery Bloomington

McLean County Fair, donate a school supply and receive $1 admission- August 2nd, Bloomington