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Freshman Donation Project

Learn how you can help Bloomington-Normal elementary and junior high students

Civic engagement is a core value of Illinois State University; therefore the University community celebrates a culture of service and giving. As a new Illinois State University student, embrace this culture early by donating a school supply item to elementary school students in the Bloomington-Normal community. If participation is feasible for you and your family, bring a new school supply item with you to Preview; items will be collected at check in.

Donations will be collected throughout the summer and distributed to qualifying kindergarten - 8th grade students at the August “Back to School Party” coordinated by the Back to School Alliance. Our goal is to serve 6,800 students!

Illinois State University thanks you for your generosity and commitment to the Bloomington-Normal community.

Items for Donation

  • Backpack - min 13" height (Gr K-1-2)
  • Backpack - min 15" height (Gr 3-4-5)
  • Backpack - min 16" height (Gr 6-8)
  • Crayons - 24 count
  • Colored pencils - 12 count
  • Divider tabs - 5 tab
  • Fiskar scissors
  • Glue stick - washable
  • Highlighter - any color
  • Index card package - 3x5 lined
  • Loose paper - wide rule - 100 count
  • Markers - classic colors - washable - thick
  • Pencils - #2 lead - 12 count
  • Pens - black or blue - 10/12 count
  • Pink eraser
  • 2-pocket folder
  • Ruler - standard/metric 12"
  • Spiral notebook - 70 count - wide rule
  • 3-Ring binder - 1.5"
  • Zippered binder 1.5" or 2"
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