Tools for Schools

Since 2003, Schoolhouse Supplies’ Tools for Schools program has distributed over 169,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to low income children.

Thank you to our 2019 partners for your dedication to children and community – you’re the best!! We sent almost 12,000 students back to school with new backpacks filled with supplies they need to learn! This was possible thanks to the nearly 1,400 volunteers hours donated to help pack and hand out backpacks. Scroll down to see who helped local children start off this school year ready to learn and how you can participate in 2020.

Lead Sponsor:  Kuni Lexus of Portland


Moda Health

First Tech Federal Credit Union

Wells Fargo, CareOregon,  Unitus Community Credit Union 

Pacific NW Federal Credit Union, Vernier Software & Technology,

Umpqua Bank, Salesforce, B.P., Lester & Regina John Foundation

Hyphn, Viewpoint, Les Schwab, TMT Development

Pacific Power, Chase Bank, Perkins and Co.,

PCC Structurals, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Participate in 2020 and help send 20,000 kids back to school ready to learn

To learn more about the Tools for Schools program, please contact Mayra Camacho at or (503) 249-9933 x4.

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.