March 16, 2020
Update May 12, 2020: In response to the COVID 19 mandates from Oregon’s state leadership, and because our priority is the people we care about, Schoolhouse Supplies has made changes to our programs and processes which are outlined briefly below. We will keep this information up-to-date.
The Free Store for Teachers is closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Schoolhouse Supplies is working with school districts and nonprofit partners to distribute school supplies to students during this time. Please click here for information about the distribution of at-home learning kits.
We really, really hope that the Free Store will reopen for the 2020-2021 school year. Decisions about shopping and product distribution for the new school year will be communicated on our website and to teachers who have registered to shop at the Free Store.
All volunteer shifts and group volunteer programs remain cancelled for now.
Product donations are being accepted by appointment. For now, appointments are available M-F 9:30-2. Learn more and schedule here.
If you have a larger donation and you have questions or need information from us to coordinate with a shipper, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are not be available to pick-up donations at your facility.
Staff are working remotely or distancing in the Schoolhouse Supplies warehouse,. Please email us if you need anything. Email email@example.com if you do not know who to contact.
Thank you for your understanding and please take care of yourself.
September 8, 2017
Thanks to the generosity of 27 local businesses and organizations, 10,403 low-income students in four school districts received school-supply-filled backpacks at the beginning of the school year. 20 high-need schools in Portland and Hillsboro were each sponsored by one or… Read more »
August 17, 2016
June 28, 2013
There is a group of Schoolhouse volunteers that you rarely see and maybe don’t even know about. We wanted to shine the spotlight on some of our key data entry volunteers so you can learn about them and the great… Read more »
We’re rolling up the garage door today here at Schoolhouse Supplies as we prepare for our “busy season,” ordering, sorting and packing up school supplies. This summer we have individual and group volunteer opportunities, and we would love to have your… Read more »
May 3, 2013
This week, you’ll be hearing from our Executive Director, Jen Barth, about volunteering with the rest of the Schoolhouse Supplies team last weekend for Comcast Cares Day. Here at Schoolhouse Supplies, we have the honor of working on a daily… Read more »
April 13, 2013
Knowledge Universe supports Schoolhouse Supplies in myriad ways, and dedicated volunteerism is an important aspect of that support. Every year, we partner with KU’s Internal Audit Team to set-up for our annual fundraiser, the Celebrity Spelling Bee. This quarter we are… Read more »
April 10, 2013
Last week, we shared highlights from our “LEAN event,” during which we streamlined, organized, cleaned and painted in order to organize our volunteer sorting and tallying systems. This week, we’re back with an interview with Darren Haper, LEAN expert and… Read more »
March 28, 2013
Spring Break week might have many of you sleeping in and off on relaxing vacations, but here at Schoolhouse Supplies, we have been hard at work on a behind-the-scenes “LEAN Event” project to help streamline and improve our volunteer sorting… Read more »
March 20, 2013
On May 22nd, fleets of small wooden boxes on wheels will be racing down the bar tables of NE Portland, not just for fun and games. We’re thrilled to officially announce that this year’s Stumptown 40 adult derby race will… Read more »
February 28, 2013
Over the 2012 holiday season, local community member and Portland Montessori School parent Jenny Kim brought her family out to Schoolhouse Supplies to volunteer to sort and count books and markers at our Free Store for Teachers. This unique experience… Read more »