Help Wanted! School Supply Drive and JumpStart2School – Thurs, August 19th

Location: St. Bonaventure Catholic Community

School Supplies

St. Michael’s will join with VEAP, the Bloomington school district, the City of Bloomington and other faith communities again this summer for JumpStart2School. This program collects and distributes school supplies for Bloomington children for the 2021 school year. You can help! Please bring new backpacks and other traditional school supplies to the JumpStart2School collection area (St. Michael’s lobby) starting Sunday, July 25 through August 8. Your donations will be greatly appreciated by Bloomington families!


Volunteers are needed to work at the St. Bonaventure Parish Hall to sort school supplies and get backpacks ready for the event. We have scheduled work times on Sundays August 1, 8, and 15 from 12-3 pm and Wednesday evenings, August 4, 11, and 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Sign up online HERE to volunteer

Volunteers are also needed on the day of the distribution event, on Thursday, August 19, from 4-7 pm, when we will be handing out backpacks to Bloomington families in the St. Bonaventure parking lot, using a drive-through distribution.

If you have questions or need help to sign up, contact Sue Timmerman at