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Bank of America Continues Its Generous Support of Free Store Art Aisle

June 16, 2016

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Monique Barton, Senior Vice President at Bank of America, and Jessica Hewitt, Vice President at Bank of America, present Schoolhouse Supplies with a $15,000 grant for the Free Store for Teachers Art Aisle

Schoolhouse Supplies is pleased to announce that Bank of America will continue their support of the Art Aisle through a generous $15,000 grant. Bank of America’s leadership and support has encouraged the community to follow their example and provide financial and in-kind support for the Art Aisle. Numerous businesses and organizations joined them and helped put high quality creative products in the hands of local students throughout the 2015-16 school year. Schoolhouse Supplies is excited to build on this success in 2016-17 and is grateful to for the opportunity to do so.

The original Art Aisle resulted from feedback from teachers that in the struggle to equip schools with even basic supplies, materials for art education often were not available. Meanwhile, study after study demonstrate the strong ties between arts education and academic achievement in school-age children. Schoolhouse Supplies’ Free Store filled that gap over the years, when art supplies were available. But the Bank of the America Art Aisle provides a focus on art supplies and serves as a catalyst for the community to keep the Art Aisle stocked.

We are grateful to Bank of America for their support of this important part of The Free Store for Teachers. Thank you!

A Month of a Million Story Times

June 5, 2013

This June Schoolhouse Supplies is partnering with Knowledge Universe and Alpha Broadcasting stations; Live 95.5, 98.7 The Bull, 101.9 KINK and101.1 KXL for the Month of a Million Story Times book-drive program aimed at promoting summer reading, and benefiting children and families that have limited access… Read more »

Bank of America Spotlight: Bob Cook

April 17, 2013

Throughout the month of April, we’re partnering with Bank of America to Stock Our Shelves. We’ll be featuring Bank of America employees, talking about school, supplies, and some of the key areas in our Free Store: “Basics,” “Math and Science,”… Read more »

Free Store Interview: Tricia Bekker

April 12, 2013

Throughout the month of April, we’re partnering with Bank of America to Stock Our Shelves. In honor of that, we’re inviting some of our most passionate teachers, volunteers, and supporters to talk about school, supplies, and some of the key areas… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Ann Riddle

January 2, 2013

Ann started volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies in 2004 as part of a Hands On Greater Portland book sorting project that puts books into the hands of students through the Free Store for Teachers.  She loved standing inside the giant boxes… Read more »

Volunteer Partner Spotlight: Impact NW

January 2, 2013

Impact Northwest, established in 1966, is a human services organization with the mission to help people prosper through a Community of Support. Impact NW has been an amazing volunteer partner to Schoolhouse Supplies.   Their community-based approach to programming lends itself… Read more »