Cleaning up and giving it to teachers!

July 3, 2012

It’s almost offically summer in Portland, with July 4 only a day away, and thoughts are turning to all those long summer days and how to fill them.  Perhaps one checkmark on the to-do list for the dog days ahead is cleaning out the office, garage or closet.  If you’re finding yourself with armfuls of paper, pencils or glue sticks you can’t use, think of us at Schoolhouse Supplies, where your old supplies can make a teacher’s day.

We rely on generous in-kind donations from individuals and businesses to keep our Free Store for Teachers stocked. All donations are tax-deductible and make a real impact in classrooms in need right here in Portland. You can donate new or gently-used school, office and art supplies Monday through Friday at our warehouse located below Madison High School on NE 82nd Ave right off I-84. And we’d love to give you a tour of our Free Store while your here, so you can see just how your donation will make it into the hands of those teachers and students.  (more…)

Schoolhouse Supplies Snapshot Series: Jen Barth

June 29, 2012

Today we kick-off our Schoolhouse Supplies Snapshot Series, which will highlight various members of our staff and volunteers. First up is Jen Barth, our new Executive Director. (In case you didn’t catch it, The Portland Business Journal has a wonderful article… Read more »

On One School Year with Schoolhouse…

June 22, 2012

by Rob Winike Tools for Schools! Studio Day! Celebrity Spelling Bee! At Schoolhouse Supplies the programs and events have names that are as colorful as the myriad of supplies that are collected and dispersed to Portland Public School students. After… Read more »

Great Food For A Greater Cause

June 19, 2012

You have a chance this Sunday to both try delicious food and support Schoolhouse Supplies at the same time.  Join us Sunday, June 24 at the Fremont Whole Foods for a Tasting Fair to benefit our Free Store from 4… Read more »

Schoolhouse Supplies Wins A Telly!

June 8, 2012

Filmmaker Zach Putnam, who produced and directed our latest Schoolhouse Supplies video which premiered at our 2012 Celebrity Spelling Bee, has won a Telly! Congratulations to Zach and thank you again for the wonderful job letting people know about Schoolhouse… Read more »

Hack for Portland Schools Saturday!

May 31, 2012

This Saturday something remarkable is going to take place here in PDX with Hack for Portland’s Schools, where teams of coders, designers and UI geeks will try to use the might of technology to connect Portland’s public schools with neighborhoods… Read more »