Tools for Schools

Since 2003, Schoolhouse Supplies’ Tools for Schools program has distributed over 157,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to low income children.

Thank you to our 2018 partners for your dedication to children and community – you’re the best!!  Scroll down to learn how you can participate in 2019.

Kuni Lexus of Portland


First Tech Federal Credit Union

Moda Health

Salesforce, Umpqua Bank, Unitus Community Credit Union

Vernier Software & Technology, Skanska USA, NVIDIA Beaverton

Cloudability, Terwilliger Plaza , TMT Development

Hyphn, Viewpoint, Wells Fargo

B.P., Lester & Regina John Foundation

Chase Bank, National Air Traffic Controllers Association , Tripwire

Marriott Courtyard Downtown Convention Center, CareOregon, Pacific NW Federal Credit Union, Hacker

Participate in 2019 and help send 20,000 kids back to school ready to learn

To learn more about the Tools for Schools program, please contact Alice Forbes at or (503) 249-9933 x8.

The Tools for Schools backpack giveaway program provides every student at participating schools a new backpack filled with new school supplies. For many of the children, these may be the only new items that they receive all year.

Nearly all of the families whose children attend the schools served by the Tools for Schools program cannot afford needed school supplies for their children.