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 well to volunteerism.
Youth groups learning job skills have volunteered regularly at Schoolhouse through Impact NW’s Urban Opportunities program, which provides job-readiness training and placement for Portland’s under-supported youth, ages 14-20. They work in teams and it is inspiring to see their confidence, work ethic, initiative, and accountability grow while they are providing supplies to teachers and students just like themselves.
Impact NW Mentoring teams have also volunteered at Schoolhouse Supplies. Mentoring staff member, Joel Todd, shared the positive benefits of mentors and mentees volunteering together and reflected on their experience volunteering with us: “Mentors and mentees spent an evening at Schoolhouse Supplies sorting pencils, checking makers for good ink, stacking paper and laughing together. After a couple paper cuts and some pizza, our group left tired and happy that we could give back to a program that their teachers and schools benefit from”.
Thank you Impact NW for your support of our mission, as well as the exceptional work you do in our community everyday! We are thrilled by how many people benefit from our partnership.
December 10, 2012
As the holidays descend upon us, thoughts often turn to giving back to the community. Here at Schoolhouse Supplies we’ve got lots of different ways to give back and to support local students and teachers by helping them get the… Read more »
November 14, 2012
Volunteers from University of Phoenix can be found at Schoolhouse Supplies every Tuesday during the school year. These marvelous people greet teachers at the Free Store and help provide a wonderful shopping experience for all that come in with a… 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 27, 2012
By Don Lee, Nomad Brush A few months ago, we were introduced to Schoolhouse Supplies through a fellow parent in our community. As a small business based here in Portland – my wife and are co-founders of Nomad Brush, we… 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 22, 2012
Tom joined the Schoolhouse Supplies team in September 2011. Since then he has become one of our most dependable and hardworking Free Store volunteers. He is in every Tuesday and Thursday morning, with his father-in-law Jim, sorting supplies, stocking the… 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 »