Tools for Schools

TFS_web_CS4Join the effort that has put more than 95,000 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.

In addition to the financial support you provide, your company will have two meaningful volunteer experiences:

Your employees pack backpacks at Pack-a-Palooza, a friendly competition with fellow sponsors. Your team will be timed to see who can pack the fastest. This event is fun and action-packed and can support up to 20 members of your staff.

Your employees will hand out backpacks to students at your sponsored school during the first week of class. This can be a high-impact engagement that provides a deep connection for your staff.

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring backpacks full of supplies for a school please contact us.

Tools for Schools 2014

Sponsorship Opportunities

School % Free Lunch Sponsor
Arleta 67 Available for Sponsorship $8,600
Beach 58 Sponsored by Knowledge Universe
Boise-Eliot 87 Sponsored by Chase Bank & Ideba Marketing
Bridger 62 Sponsored by  Target
César Chávez 88 Sponsored by Comcast
Creston 66 Sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology
Faubion 77 Sponsored by Comcast
Grout 69 Sponsored by Women in Insurance & Financial Services &Available for Partial Sponsorship
Harrison Park 86 Sponsored
James John 83 Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Kelly 80 Sponsored by Kuni Lexis of Portland
King 79 Sponsored by CenturyLink
Lee 78 Sponsored by Portland Timbers
Lent 88 Sponsored by PGE & Grainger, Inc.
Marysville 88 Sponsored by Umpqua Bank & Sussman Shank
Peninsula 77 Sponsored by Webtrends
Rigler 86 Sponsored by Moda Health
Rosa Parks 95 Sponsored by PacificSource Health Plans & Pacific Power Foundation
Scott (K-8) 84 Available for Sponsorship $9,300
Sitton 85 Sponsored by NW Natural
Vestal 74 Sponsored by Unitus Community Credit Union
Whitman 86 Sponsored by Skanska USA  & Available for Partial Sponsorship
Woodlawn (K-8) 84  Sponsored by Salesforce
Woodmere 85  Sponsored by The Standard & Tripwire