Tools for Schools

Be a Business and Community Leader

Since 2003, Schoolhouse Supplies’ Tools for Schools program has distributed over 136,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to low income children.  Your business or organization can be a part of this community effort.

The Tools for Schools backpack giveaway program provides every student at participating schools a new backpack filled with new school supplies. For many of the children, these may be the only new items that they receive all year. The primary program goal is to ensure that students in the highest need schools have the school supplies needed to experience a more equitable education, achieve academic success, and grow into tomorrow’s successful citizens.

Research documents that when children have the school supplies they need to fully participate in school, they are more prepared to learn, achieve higher test scores, and have improved attendance. Nearly all of the families whose children attend the schools served by the Tools for Schools program cannot afford needed school supplies for their children.

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!

To learn more about the Tools for Schools program or if you are interested in supporting a school not on the list below, please contact Alice Forbes at alice@schoolhousesupplies.org or (503) 249-9933 x8.

2017 Partnerships

School  2017 Sponsor

Boise-Eliot / Humboldt (K-8)

Kuni Lexus of PortlandChase Bank

César Chávez (K-8)


Comcast


Faubion (K-8)


Comcast


Harrison Park (K-8)


Fortis Construction


James John (K-5)

 


Trail Blazers Foundation & Wells Fargo


Kelly (K-5)


Kuni Lexus of Portland


King (Prek-8)

 


Smith CFI & TMT Development


Lee (K-8)


Moda Health


Lent (K-8)


Available for sponsorship


Marysville (K-8)


Held for Umpqua Bank


Rigler (K-5)


Moda Health


Rosa Parks (K-5)


Vernier Software & Technology


Scott (K-8)

 


Held for Pacific Poweravailable for sponsorship


Sitton (K-5)


Terwilliger Plaza & Grainger


Vestal (K-8)


Unitus Community Credit Union


Whitman (K-5)


Available for sponsorship


Woodlawn (K-5)


Salesforce


Woodmere (K-5)


Tripwire  & The Standard

 


Additional support (for schools that recently lost Title I status)


The Standard, Vernier Software & Technology, NY Life Foundation, Oregon Retired Educators Assoc. Unit 1