Saying Goodbye to Barb

May 29, 2015


Today we are sad to say goodbye to our amazing Free Store Coordinator, Barb Burwell.

Barb has been the brain and brawn behind keeping the Free Store operating smoothly for the past two years. Whether it was finding creative ways to use some of the more unusual donated items, or her ability to bring order to chaos, Barb’s contributions to the Schoolhouse Supplies team were appreciated by staff and volunteers alike.  Both her creativity and energy will be missed.

A Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Barb is moving on to teach classes and workshops as well as develop her nutrition practice. If you want to learn about the health benefits of fermentation, Barb can teach you! She’ll be teaching classes at Portland Homestead Supply Company all summer.

While we’re sad to see her go, we wish her the very best of success!

 Saturday Shopping at the Free Store

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It’s a busy time of year for teachers—there are assessments, special projects, and keeping the often restless class engaged as their thoughts start to wander toward spring break. We also know that many teachers will need to head to the Free Store… Read more »

Executive Director Search

March 2, 2015

Position Announcement Position: Executive Director Status: Full-time, exempt Salary range: $75,000-$85,000 depending on experience, plus benefits Reports to: Board of Directors     The Opportunity Schoolhouse Supplies is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead all organizational efforts to achieve… Read more »

Checking in on the Free Store for Teachers

February 23, 2015

In 15 years of operation, the Free Store for Teachers has provided free school supplies for more than 50,000 teacher shopping trips. These resources would not be available without the help we receive from our community members and partners. As of this… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: BG

January 10, 2015

In a recent blog, we mentioned that we have logged 84,497 volunteer hours since 2000. All the resources that Schoolhouse Supplies provides to teachers and students would not be possible without the help from our dedicated volunteers.

Give!Guide Final Countdown

December 29, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close Give!Guide is also wrapping up. Be sure to support Schoolhouse Supplies through Give!Guide here before midnight on December 31. Not only is your gift tax deductible, but