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​(Students To Arrive Ready for School)

Backpacks filled with school supplies are given to area children to ensure a successful start to the school year. Jamieson Community Center serves as the application and distribution site.  

Applications will be accepted starting the first Monday in June through the fourth Friday in July. 


For an application: Stop by the office, Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM or call to complete over the phone.  



"Thanks to S.T.A.R.S., my children started the school year on a positive note.  They were able to concentrate on learning instead of worrying about school supplies."

~Kim, mother of three

How can YOU help?

Donate cash

When you give, we buy exactly what we need eliminating unneeded or excess items.

Sponsor a child for $25.00

Give them everything they need for a successful year.




Donate supplies

In-kind donations of NEW items are accepted during the months of June and July, with distribution in August.

Purchase school supplies off the list at Community National Bank or from the school supply lists at United, Monmouth-Roseville, or Immaculate Conception.  The list may include a specific brand of an item by the teacher.

For information on where or what to donate call our office: (309) 734-4251

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STARS is sponsord by Community National Bank and area churches and individuals.

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