August 16, 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 important. In Parkrose and David Douglas School Districts, the rates of children who qualify for free and reduced lunch is higher than in PPS (73% and 77% respectively, compared to 49%).
Many of you (volunteers, teachers, supporters, sponsors, and advocates) participated in the Open Forum discussions this Spring which helped shape the implementation of this decision. Thanks to that good thinking, we have been awarded several grants that partially fund Free Store operations this year. A very big thank you to Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Bank of America, Newman’s Own Foundation, Jackson Foundation, the H.W.Irwin & D.C.H.Irwin Foundation and over a thousand additional businesses, individuals and families.
We look forward to welcoming these new teachers to the Free Store this September and serving more students in need!
June 30, 2016
Over the past two school years, fifty schools, with 23,500 young students, in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties were selected based on need to participate in the FamilyCare Music Education Initiative in partnership with Schoolhouse Supplies. These schools received a generous… 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 »
March 3, 2016
PPS K-12 classroom teachers once again have the opportunity to visit the Free Store for Teachers on a Saturday – April 9, 2016 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, thanks to our partners at PEMCO Insurance. PEMCO Saturday Shopping days in… Read more »
January 28, 2016
Oregon Garden Resort Overnight Package! Take short drive to Silverton for a getaway at the Oregon Garden Resort. Enjoy an overnight stay in a rustic, cottage-style room equipped with refrigerator, fireplace, spacious living room, private bathroom, and scenic garden patio…. Read more »
January 28, 2016
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Chemex Brew Kit! This kit is for the serious coffee drinker to brew beans to perfection. It includes an elegant gooseneck kettle, grinder and everything else needed to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Our thanks to… Read more »
January 28, 2016
On with the show! Thanks to many generous theaters around town and beyond, our silent auction features tickets to many theatrical performances for all ages. Broadway Rose Theatre Company Tickets Celebrate the Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s 25th Anniversary Season with… Read more »
January 27, 2016
NBA Basketball Package: Blazers vs. Celtics on March 31 Get ready to bid on two 100-level tickets to the Blazers vs. Boston Celtics on March 31. Along with these amazing seats, you get a deluxe fan package with an autographed… Read more »