Tools for Schools

Thank You!

Since 2003, Schoolhouse Supplies’ Tools for Schools program has distributed over 136,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to low income children.  This year, 10,984 children were served and employees of 28 sponsoring businesses volunteered well over 1,000 hours of their time.  That’s huge!

Thank you to all of the sponsors and all of the individual employees who donated their valuable time to show their commitment and support to local children and schools.  (Scroll down for the complete list of amazing sponsors.)

Be a Business and Community Leader

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.

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 schoolhouse-supplies-3142first week of school. This is direct engagement with students and teachers that provides a deep connection for your staff.

Join us for 2017!

To learn more about the Tools for Schools program or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alice Forbes at or (503) 249.9933 x8.

2016 Partnerships

School  2016 Sponsor
Boise-Eliot / Humboldt (K-8) Kuni Lexus of Portland and Chase Bank
César Chávez (K-8) Comcast
Creston (K-8) Vernier Software & Technology
Faubion (K-8) Comcast
Grout (K-5) TMT Development and Sussman Shank 
Harrison Park (K-8) New York Life
James John (K-5) Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo
Kelly (K-5) Kuni Lexus of Portland
King (Prek-8) Smith CFI
Lee (K-8) Moda Health
Lent (K-8) WebtrendsLouisiana Pacific and Portland General Electric
Marysville (K-8) Umpqua Bank
Rigler (K-5) Moda Health
Rosa Parks (K-5) adidas and Pacific Power Foundation
Scott (K-8) PacificSource
Sitton (K-5) Terwilliger Plaza and Grainger
Vestal (K-8) Unitus Community Credit Union
Whitman (K-5) NIKE, Inc.
Woodlawn (K-5) Salesforce
Woodmere (K-5) Tripwire and The Standard
David Douglas and Parkrose School Districts NVIDIA and National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Additional PPS Schools Schoolhouse Supplies