It’s that time of year again! VEAP is pleased to once again kick off our annual school supply drive to help support local students in the Bloomington, Richfield and Edina public school districts who need extra help buying items for the start of school.
Although plans for in-person learning are currently under discussion, students will still need school items for the 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 and scientific calculators are high-demand items and the most impactful. If you are able, please consider making these a focus of your donations. Traditional supplies like notebooks, paper, pens and pencils 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 15 – August 7 (recently extended!)
Note to Bloomington churches: Due to space limitations at the VEAP facility, please deliver your school supplies directly to St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (901 E 90th St) between 12 – 2:00 pm on July 26, August 2 & 9 (all Sundays). Thank you!
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. Please contact Caley, [email protected], for a customized poster to promote your drive.
I have additional questions…
For questions about how to creatively support VEAP with your school supply drive, please reach out to VEAP’s Marketing and Digital Manager, Caley Long, [email protected]