Join 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
|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|
|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|