The Free Store for Teachers


What is the Free Store?

The Free Store for Teachers is the core of our mission. It is Schoolhouse Supplies’ largest program and the primary means by which we distribute free school supplies. The shelves are stocked with supplies donated by the community.

We partner with local businesses to sponsor programs, host supply drives and involve employees as volunteers.  Individuals donate time, dollars and products.

The Free Store for Teachers is open to every classroom teacher in the Portland Public Schools, David Douglas and Parkrose School Districts, and to a broader network of teachers and school communities through our Volunteer Voucher program. Contact for details.

How the Store Works

The Free Store is open September-May from 1-6 pm, Tuesdays through Thursdays. Each school is assigned multiple shopping weeks throughout the year. Teachers are welcome to one shopping trip per scheduled week.  Pre-registration is required to shop at the Free Store.

Instead of price tags, we have limits on the amount of each supply a teacher can take, which are based on our inventory levels.

Extra supplies on hand? Learn how to donate supplies to the Free Store.