Tools for Schools 2016

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Join the effort that has put more than 125,000 backpacks in the hands of students in need throughout our community over the past decade, and help level the playing field for every child and support an entire year of learning. 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.

Participating sponsors provide backpacks filled with essential supplies for each student in a local school where 65% or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Opportunities for Partners

In addition to the financial support you provide, 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 will occur in August, 2016, 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.

Available sponsorship levels range from $3,000 – $10,000. Please contact us for more details on supporting a year of learning for a school in need.

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

School Projected Enrollment Free & Reduced Lunch %  2016 Sponsorship Status

Boise-Eliot / Humboldt (PreK-8) 617 89 Sponsored by Ideba Marketing and held for Chase Bank
Bridger (K-8) 565 66 Available for Sponsorship
César Chávez (K-8) 581 88 Sponsored by Comcast
Creston (K-8) 455 57 Sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology
Faubion (PreK-8) 537 79 Sponsored by Comcast
Grout (K-5) 443 68 Sponsored by Sussman Shank and held for TMT Development
Harrison Park (K-8) 753 85 Sponsored by New York Life
James John (Prek-5) 477 75 Sponsored by Trail Blazers and Wells Fargo
Kelly (K-5) 653 77 Held for Moda Health
King (Prek-8) 472 89 Sponsored by Smith CFI
Lee (Prek-8) 511 77 Held for Moda Health
Lent (K-8) 593 85 Held for Portland General Electric and Available for Partial Sponsorship
Marysville (K-8) 442 73 Held for Umpqua Bank
Peninsula (K-8) 433 71 Held for Webtrends
Rigler (K-5) 505 85 Held for Moda Health
Rosa Parks (K-5) 343 96 Held for adidas and Pacific Power Foundation
Scott (K-8) 548 84 Held for PacificSource
Sitton (PreK-5) 455 85 Available for Sponsorship
Vestal (K-8) 448 72 Held for Unitus Community Credit Union
Whitman (K-5) 312 678 Held for Family Care
Woodlawn (PreK-8) 496 86 Held for Salesforce
Woodmere (K-5) 352 76 Held for The Standard and Tripwire


Deadline for your commitment is April 1, 2016

To learn more about the Tools for Schools program, or sponsoring a school, contact Lisa Palermo at or (503) 249.9933.