Giving Back, Stepping Up & Filling the Need

August 28, 2012

They come in their black polos, ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in the community where they do business. They come with smiles on their faces as big as the generous donations of their time and support that they offer the kids here in Portland.   And this year, as Boise-Eliot School will have over 250 more students from the closure of nearby Humboldt School, Ideba Marketing and Chase Bank have stepped up and returned to sponsor, pack, and distribute over 757 backpacks for all the students at Boise-Eliot School this fall.

For David Sly, president of Ideba Marketing, a local firm with offices in Portland, Seattle and Victoria, BC,  the Schoolhouse Supplies Tools for Schools backpack program is a continuation of his commitment of giving back to local communities.  Whether it’s building a Habitat for Humanity home in Seattle, mentoring students at the University of Victoria, or helping level the education playing field here in Northeast Portland, David and his company firmly believe that they “Have moral obligation to give back, and to help others around them.” (more…)

Volunteer Spotlight: Thomas Manwell

August 22, 2012

Tom joined the Schoolhouse Supplies team in September 2011.  Since then he has become one of our most dependable and hardworking Free Store volunteers. He is in every Tuesday and Thursday morning, with his father-in-law Jim, sorting supplies, stocking the… Read more »

Schoolhouse Supplies Snapshot Series: Bo Bullock

August 22, 2012

We continue our Schoolhouse Supplies Snapshot Series, which highlights various members of our staff and volunteers. This week you will learn about Bo Bullock, Operations at Schoolhouse Supplies. Native of…and Portlander since? I grew up in Big Sky country in… Read more »

14,233 Happy Smiles

August 14, 2012

Over the month of August a series of remarkable events are taking place at Schoolhouse Supplies. With the help of 28 generous business sponsors, the Schoolhouse Supplies Tools for Schools backpack giveaway program is packing 14,233 backpacks to give to… Read more »