Join us! July 12 – 30, 2021
Thousands of students in the Bloomington, Richfield and Edina school districts need help filling their backpacks this fall. Join us in supporting their academic success by making sure they have all the supplies they need for the year. VEAP will be collecting items and distributing to the school districts with the support of local faith communities, businesses and partners. Note that we will accept items beyond the July 30 end date.
What supplies are most needed?
Backpacks and calculators (scientific or otherwise) are high-demand items and the most impactful as they’re expensive for families to purchase on their own. If you are able, please consider making these a focus of your donations. Traditional supplies like spiral notebooks, flash drives, head phones, and washable markers are needed as well. Please make sure all items are new. Please, no gift cards at this time.
Where and when should I drop off supplies?
Supplies can be dropped off behind our facility at 9600 Aldrich Avenue South, Bloomington, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please drive to Door 4. A volunteer will take the items right from your car. In order to ensure timely delivery to the school districts, please drop off your donation between July 12 – 30, 2021.
How can I help spread the word?
Team up with co-workers, your neighborhood, or faith community to host a School Supply Drive and make a big impact! Register your drive with the form below and download our flyers to share with others.
I have additional questions…
For questions about how to creatively support VEAP with your school supply drive or any questions about donation items, please reach out to VEAP’s Marketing and Digital Manager, Caley Long (that’s her to the left!), [email protected]
Register your drive now