March 23, 2016
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 Time||Who Should Participate|
|Thursday April 14, 5:30 – 7:00 pm||Open to All|
|Friday April 15, 10:00 – 11:30 am||SHS Volunteers|
|Thursday April 21, 5:00 – 6:30 pm||Teachers (any school or district)|
|Friday April 22, 10:00 – 11:30 am||Open to All|
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.
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 »
November 4, 2015
On November 4, the 2015 edition of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide went live. Willamette Week chose “Done a Little Bad? Do a Little Good” for this year’s Give!Guide theme. In homage, we sent Pencil Pete to the chalkboard after we caught… Read more »
November 4, 2015
Over the past few years, Schoolhouse Supplies has been honored to partner with local volunteer Kimberly Wuepper Rudick of the Greater Oregon General Office of New York Life Insurance. Kimberly’s efforts to champion our work have included hands-on volunteering with… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »