March 16, 2020
Update March 25, 2020: In response to the COVID 19 mandates from Oregon’s state leadership, and because our priority is the people we care about, Schoolhouse Supplies will be closed to the public until further notice. We will reopen to the public when advised it is appropriate to do so. We will provide timely updates of any changes.
During this closure:
The Free Store for Teachers is closed. If the Free Store is closed during your scheduled shopping week, make-up weeks will be scheduled. New schedules will be communicated on our website and to teachers who have registered to shop at the Free Store.
We are working with school districts and nonprofit partners to distribute school supplies to students during this time.
All volunteer shifts and group volunteer programs are cancelled.
We will not be on-site to receive product donations. If you have a larger donation, please email email@example.com to schedule a future date.
Volunteers will not be available to pick-up donations at your facility.
All staff are being asked to work remotely as much as possible which means they will not be at the Schoolhouse Supplies facility to answer questions. Please email staff if you need anything. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not know who to contact.
Thank you for your understanding and please take care of yourself.
May 21, 2019
At Schoolhouse Supplies we love teachers so much that we needed a whole month to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Throughout May in the Free Store for Teachers, teachers participated in a raffle for dozens of prizes such as chocolate, printers,… Read more »
December 6, 2017
Schoolhouse Supplies will be holding Free Store for Teachers Feedback Sessions in January! We want to hear from teachers, school staff and the community about how they use the Free Store, ideas about areas of improvement and how we can increase our… Read more »
November 21, 2017
There is an alarming opportunity gap in our schools. Low income children and students of color disproportionately face barriers to academic achievement. Schoolhouse Supplies works to remove a barrier to success by ensuring each student has the school supplies they… Read more »
August 16, 2016
June 30, 2016
When the Free Store for Teachers opens again in September, teachers from the Parkrose and David Douglas School Districts will enjoy scheduled weeks on the calendar, just like Portland Public Schools teachers. This “geographic expansion,” as we’re calling it, is… Read more »
We are already preparing for the reopening of the Free Store in September. Portland Public Schools classroom teachers continue to be eligible to shop during assigned weeks. The exciting news is that classroom teachers from Parkrose and David Douglas School… Read more »
June 16, 2016
Monique Barton, Senior Vice President at Bank of America, and Jessica Hewitt, Vice President at Bank of America, present Schoolhouse Supplies with a $15,000 grant for the Free Store for Teachers Art Aisle Schoolhouse Supplies is pleased to announce that… Read more »
April 9, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of PEMCO Insurance, Schoolhouse Supplies offered two unique shopping opportunities to Portland teachers on April 8 and 9. First, a pilot version of a “Mobile Free Store for Teachers” traveled to Lane Middle School in Southeast Portland…. Read more »
March 23, 2016
Change is in the future. RSVP: Click here. Schoolhouse Supplies has done the same great thing for 16 years: provide free school supplies to students in need. We will keep doing this, but we need to make some changes. This year,… Read more »
March 22, 2016
Last Fall, with generous support from PEMCO Insurance, Schoolhouse Supplies was able to pilot a “Mobile Free Store for Teachers” which traveled to Sitton and James John Elementary Schools. We learned a lot on that sunny day in November and… Read more »