June 24, 2015
Schoolhouse Supplies is overflowing—inundated with a barrage of awesome school supplies!
The end-of-school season has brought us a bounty of excellent used supplies; calculators, books, math manipulatives, incentives, a handful of art supplies, even a fancy microscope. Teachers and schools have been very generous and have given their gently used items new life here at the Free Store for Teachers.
While this is fantastic, we are nearly bursting out of the aisles. Every pallet and every shopping cart are full of supplies that our volunteers will sort through and tally. We estimate that with the current stash of supplies we have more than two weeks worth of work to get everything accounted for and ready for the shelves of the Free Store. That’s why we have to suspend donations for a short while.
DONATION MORATORIUM Through July 6
If you have a donation for Schoolhouse Supplies, we are asking that you hold onto it until after Monday, July 6. We hope to have more space for accepting donations at that time.
Thank you so much for your generosity and patience while we work through the current donation load.
We are looking for teacher volunteers to help us sort through and identify relevant curriculum. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
June 23, 2015
ENGAGING WITH YOUR SCHOOL Last week we had the pleasure of attending a fun end-of-year send off at Rigler Elementary School. Moda, the 2014/15 Tools for Schools sponsor of Rigler, has continued to step up for their school community and… Read more »
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… Read more »
April 22, 2015
Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating? At Schoolhouse Supplies we are reflecting on the success we have had over the past 15 years reducing the amount of materials that might otherwise head to the landfill. In addition to new… Read more »
March 13, 2015
When an invite to an “Umpqua Mystery Presentation” appeared on our calendars this week, we couldn’t imagine what it might be…well except maybe ice cream—we all love the Umpqua ice cream truck, yes?! Imagine our surprise when one of our… Read more »
March 5, 2015
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.