Join us! July 11 – 30, 2022
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.
What supplies are most needed?
Backpacks, scientific calculators and Bluetooth headphones are high-demand items and the most impactful as they’re the most 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, crayons, glue sticks and washable markers are needed as well. Please make sure all items are new.
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 11 – 30, 2022.
There is no need to sort your items or to organize them into a backpack. School districts will make sure students receive the items they most need.
Note: any financial donations specifically designated to this drive will be used to purchase higher-priced items; any extra funds once those supplies are purchased will be utilized for general VEAP operations (food, rent assistance, etc.).
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