June 16, 2016
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!
June 21, 2013
Introducing the Classroom Champions Project As classrooms across Portland head out for the summer, Schoolhouse Supplies is already busy gearing up for the back-to-school season. While our Tools for Schools backpack giveaway program provides school supplies to most of the… Read more »
October 24, 2012
Long before it started raining, way back in those fine cloudless summer days of July, Schoolhouse Supplies and PEMCO insurance took over Pioneer Courthouse Square for the Fire Up The Learning BBQ, with rockin’ tunes, prize giveaways and the chance… Read more »
October 10, 2012
They arrived at five o’clock, just when most folks are are headed home for the day, but the members of Portland Business Alliance EMERGE program came to Schoolhouse Supplies ready to tally and sort donations well into their Tuesday evening…. Read more »
September 21, 2012
We prepped all summer for this. We’ve gathered supplies from the farthest reaches of here and yon all over the metro area over the last few months. We’ve seen the blue bins come in overflowing and volunteers’ cars filled to… Read more »
September 6, 2012
The 2012 KGW School Supply Drive was a huge success, and we have collected enough supplies to send 10,632 kids back to school with supplies. Our Free Store for Teachers is stocked and ready to open next week, and we… Read more »
August 28, 2012
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… Read more »
August 17, 2012
What if I told you that a few rounds of mini golf, interspersed with arcade games, bumper boats and go karts could help send kids in back to school with the supplies they need to succeed. Sounds like a fantasy,… Read more »
August 14, 2012
Over the month of August a series of remarkable events are taking place at Schoolhouse Supplies. With the help of 28 generous business sponsors, the Schoolhouse Supplies Tools for Schools backpack giveaway program is packing 14,233 backpacks to give to… Read more »
August 3, 2012
It’s August 1st and that means it’s the first days of the KGW School Supply Drive where you can help us send 8,000 kids in need back to school with supplies! Donating is easy: Drop off supplies at participating OnPoint… Read more »