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Open Forum Discussions Scheduled: Join Us

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, our landlord, Portland Public Schools, began charging rent for our space in the basement of Madison High School.  This has reduced the resources for supply purchases and staff.  And next year, we need to move.

We also recognize that Portland’s demographics continue to shift and we need to adjust our service delivery model to better serve east Portland.

Help us envision what this new future looks like!

Please join our new Executive Director Alice Forbes at one of four open forum discussions.

Session Date and TimeWho Should Participate
Thursday April 14, 5:30 – 7:00 pmOpen to All
Friday April 15, 10:00 – 11:30 amSHS Volunteers
Thursday April 21, 5:00 – 6:30 pmTeachers (any school or district)
Friday April 22, 10:00 – 11:30 amOpen to All

RSVP: Click Here 

All sessions will be held at Schoolhouse Supplies, 2735 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220 (Under Madison High School, by the parking lot by the stadium, on the south side of the school, NOT by the main entrance.)

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served.

We’re Hiring!

July 7, 2015

Schoolhouse Supplies is currently seeking a temporary, part-time Free Store Coordinator. This position works at the heart of Schoolhouse Supplies’ mission.  The Free Store/Operations Coordinator establishes and maintains all Free Store processes and systems, manages storage and warehouse flow, supervises… Read more »

A Deluge of Supplies : SHORT Moratorium on Donations

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… Read more »

New Playground Balls for Rigler!

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 »

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… Read more »