Schoolhouse Supplies Snapshot Series: Werner Van Bemmel

April 3, 2014

werner-van-bemmel-sqThe Boeing Boys are a group of volunteers who’ve been with Schoolhouse Supplies from the start. With skills to build parts for the mighty aircrafts as backgrounds, they stock our shelves, and make sure to joke with every person who passes by the workroom table. Among their number is a man named Werner Van Bemmel.

At first glance, Werner might not seem all that enthusiastic about volunteering at our Free Store for Teachers. Indeed, if asked what originally brought him to Schoolhouse Supplies, Werner points out one of his Boeing brothers and dryly remarks, “Dave. He dragged me here. I thought it was only going to be for one day.” He’s been here nearly every Tuesday since. (more…)

Volunteer Partner Spotlight: Impact NW

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… Read more »

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… Read more »