They come in their black polos, ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in the community where they do business. They come with smiles on their faces as big as the generous donations of their time and support that they offer the kids here in Portland. And this year, as Boise-Eliot School will have over 250 more students from the closure of nearby Humboldt School, Ideba Marketing and Chase Bank have stepped up and returned to sponsor, pack, and distribute over 757 backpacks for all the students at Boise-Eliot School this fall.
For David Sly, president of Ideba Marketing, a local firm with offices in Portland, Seattle and Victoria, BC, the Schoolhouse Supplies Tools for Schools backpack program is a continuation of his commitment of giving back to local communities. Whether it’s building a Habitat for Humanity home in Seattle, mentoring students at the University of Victoria, or helping level the education playing field here in Northeast Portland, David and his company firmly believe that they “Have moral obligation to give back, and to help others around them.” (more…)