Schoolhouse Supplies’ Free Store for Teachers OPENS



September 9, 2013 

For more information:
Cheryl Larson, Marketing Coordinator
Schoolhouse Supplies
503.249.9933 x6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         


Oregon’s only volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, stocked with supplies donated
by the community, opens for shopping Tuesday, September 10


The Schoolhouse Supplies Free Store for Teachers opens for shopping this Tuesday, September 10 at 1 p.m.  The Free Store is available to all 3,000 teachers in Portland Public Schools, including alternative and charter programs. The store shelves are stocked with school supplies donated from businesses and individuals giving teachers access to many of the classrooms supplies that would otherwise be an out-of-pocket expense for them.


The Free Store for Teachers is at the core of Schoolhouse Supplies mission to serve students and teachers.  Every trip to the Free Store is worth an average of $315 and is completely free for teachers.  Founded by a Portland Public Schools parent in 1999, the Schoolhouse Supplies Free Store for Teachers has provided more than $16.7 million in school supplies to Portland area students and teachers. With supply drives and generous contributions of new and gently used supplies from leading businesses and the community, Schoolhouse Supplies has been able to keep the Free Store shelves stocked throughout the school year.


Schoolhouse Supplies’ Free Store for Teachers will open on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The store is open Tuesday through Thursday from 1 – 7 p.m. and is located at 2735 NE 82nd Avenue in the lower parking lot at Madison High School by the athletic field.

Interview and photo opportunities are available at The Free Store opening or during shopping hours.  For details, or to schedule coverage, contact Cheryl Larson at (503) 243-9933 x6 or email

About Schoolhouse Supplies: Schoolhouse Supplies is an award-winning nonprofit that supports public education in Portland by giving students and teachers free classroom supplies. Our mission to “serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with supplies donated by the community,” is based on the belief that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education.

For more information, call Cheryl Larson at (503) 249-9933 X6  or visit


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