Be a Business and Community Leader
Join the effort that has put more than 125,000 backpacks filled with school supplies in the hands of students in need throughout our community over the past decade. Tools for Schools is much more than just a financial contribution, it’s a tangible opportunity to support local schools and connect directly with the community.
Opportunities for Partners
In addition to your financial support, up to 20 of your employees will join their school’s community to pack and distribute backpacks at the sponsored school. This meaningful volunteer experience occurs in August just before or during the first week of school. This is direct engagement with students and teachers that provides a deep connection for your staff.
Sponsorship of an entire eligible school in 2016 ranges from $5,200 – $12,800. Please contact us for more details on supporting a year of learning for a school in need. Note: 2016 sponsorships are no longer available – please contact us to reserve participation for 2017 or to learn about other sponsorship opportunities.
|School||Projected Enrollment||Free & Reduced Lunch %||2016 Sponsor|
|Boise-Eliot / Humboldt (K-8)||617||89||Kuni Lexus of Portland and Chase Bank|
|César Chávez (K-8)||581||88||Comcast|
|Creston (K-8)||455||57||Vernier Software & Technology|
|Grout (K-5)||443||68||TMT Development and Sussman Shank|
|Harrison Park (K-8)||753||85||New York Life|
|James John (K-5)||462||75||Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo|
|Kelly (K-5)||653||77||Kuni Lexus of Portland|
|King (Prek-8)||472||89||Smith CFI|
|Lee (K-8)||511||77||Moda Health|
|Lent (K-8)||593||85||Webtrends, Louisiana Pacific and Portland General Electric|
|Marysville (K-8)||442||73||Umpqua Bank|
|Rigler (K-5)||505||85||Moda Health|
|Rosa Parks (K-5)||343||96||adidas and held for Pacific Power Foundation|
|Sitton (K-5)||455||85||Terwilliger Plaza and Grainger|
|Vestal (K-8)||448||72||Unitus Community Credit Union|
|Woodmere (K-5)||352||76||Tripwire and The Standard|
Join us for 2017!
To learn more about the Tools for Schools program or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alice Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 249.9933 x8.
Tools for Schools Program History
Year Started: 2003
Backpacks Distributed: 125,865 (as of June 2016)
Dollar Value of Backpacks and Supplies Distributed: $15,292,721 (as of June 2016)
Dollar Value of 2015 Volunteer Time: $49,021
Current School Eligibility Requirement
- K-5 & K-8 schools in PPS
- At least 65% of students are eligible for free & reduced lunch