14,233 Happy Smiles

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 students this fall.  The Tools for Schools program partners local businesses with high-need schools, where over 65% of students live at or below the poverty line. Every single kid in those schools will receive a backpack, regardless of income level, so that every child starts on a level playing field.  Tools for Schools mobilizes over 550 company volunteers to help pack by hand this tremendous gift to the community.

It’s a grand sight, as each company’s excited volunteers arrive at our packing tables, laden with pencil pouches, crayons, scissors, notebooks, erasers and a wondrous array of school necessities. (more…)

25 Awesome & Easily Donated Incentives

July 11, 2012

by Rob Winike Some of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had while sorting through donations to Schoolhouse Supplies have been discovering items that teachers can use as incentives to reward and motivate their students. The dictionary defines incentive as “something… Read more »

Cleaning up and giving it to teachers!

July 3, 2012

It’s almost offically summer in Portland, with July 4 only a day away, and thoughts are turning to all those long summer days and how to fill them.  Perhaps one checkmark on the to-do list for the dog days ahead… Read more »

Great Food For A Greater Cause

June 19, 2012

You have a chance this Sunday to both try delicious food and support Schoolhouse Supplies at the same time.  Join us Sunday, June 24 at the Fremont Whole Foods for a Tasting Fair to benefit our Free Store from 4… Read more »