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 dedicated volunteers, Theresa Sivelle showed up to present us with not one, but two $250 donations to Schoolhouse Supplies thanks to Umpqua Bank’s Power of an Hour Fund.
Theresa and fellow associate, Brian Kerr, both regular volunteers at Schoolhouse Supplies, nominated our organization for the award. This week Umpqua associates are out delivering 199 more checks like ours to associate-nominated organizations for a grand total of $50,000! Great work, Umpqua!
No strangers to Schoolhouse Supplies, Umpqua Bank associates have given over 1,020 hours of service to our organization. They have supported the Free Store for Teachers, our Tools for Schools program—sponsoring Marysville Elementary since 2006; as well as providing support through data entry, committee work, and sorting and tallying school supplies.
The Power of an Hour initiative is part of the 10 year celebration of Umpqua’s Connect Volunteer Network, which gives Umpqua Bank associates up to 40 hours of paid time each year to volunteer with local schools, youth and community development organizations of their choice.
We are grateful for the support we receive from this program. What an excellent way for a business to give back to the community! On behalf of the teachers and students we serve, thank you!
December 9, 2014
We are very thankful for all of our partners’ dedication to teachers and Schoolhouse Supplies. One such parter is PEMCO Insurance. They have been supporting educators and Schoolhouse Supplies for years. PEMCO’s commitment to teachers stems from Robert J. Handy,
November 20, 2014
We have a special place in our hearts for Powell’s Books. They have been a generous supporter of Schoolhouse Supplies for more than 10 years. Since 2004 the have stopped by our warehouse once a month to deliver an average of three to… Read more »
August 13, 2014
In their fifth year of supporting Tools for Schools, Chase Bank did not disappoint.
August 6, 2014
The KGW Supply Drive just kicked off this past Friday and our partnership with Fred Meyer makes it super easy to help students throughout Portland get the tools they need to achieve.
August 5, 2014
We are very fortunate for all of our incredible partners that support our Tools for Schools Program. And we are especially thankful for the partners that have stuck with us and were committed to our mission since the very beginning…. Read more »
July 31, 2014
We are very lucky at Schoolhouse Supplies to have had Unitus Community Credit Union as a Tools for Schools partner for the past 10 years. Throughout our partnership, Unitus Community Credit Union has shown its commitment at countless volunteer shifts and events. For example,… Read more »
July 29, 2014
No longer the new kids on the block, Salesforce cameback for their second year of Tools For Schools’ Pack-a-Palooza with a mission – a mission to provide Portland Public School students the tools they need to achieve their full potential… Read more »
July 16, 2014
While the students are out for the summer—leisurely reading a chapter book, playing math games on the computer and…oh, who are we kidding, they’re at the pool, playing basketball at the park and just plain hanging out—Schoolhouse Supplies, along with… Read more »
July 8, 2014
Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) is a professional organization for women and supporters of women in the financial service and insurance industries. The association’s membership includes CPAs, tax consultants, financial planners and advisors, insurance executives, and attorneys, among… Read more »