Portland, OR. Every summer, Schoolhouse Supplies gathers supplies for low-income students. Local teachers visit the nonprofit’s “Free Store” then distribute the supplies. The 2019 KGW School Supply Drive begins July 30th and will benefit over 60,000 local children. Before school starts, volunteers load the supplies into new backpacks.

By the Numbers:
Businesses that hosted supply drives: 97
Official collection sites: 168

By the Numbers:Financial donors: 1000+
Volunteer Hours: 496
Value of donated school supplies: $352,378

From Schoolhouse Supplies:

Schoolhouse Supplies reminds supporters that there are other ways to donate. Here are some programs that will let you support Schoolhouse Supplies while doing your everyday shopping:

Fred Meyer Community Rewards logoThe Community Rewards program lets you link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Schoolhouse Supplies. Visit Community Rewards and click on the purple Link Your Rewards Card Now button. Once you are signed in, you will be prompted to search for an organization (our organization ID is #87712). Click the button next to Schoolhouse Supplies, then click Save, and your enrollment is complete! When you swipe your Rewards Card before you make a purchase, we will earn a quarterly donation from Fred Meyer.  Be sure to re-link Schoolhouse Supplies to your card if you have not done so since 6/1/16. Questions? Click Frequently Asked Questions on the Community Rewards page.AmazonSmile logo Sign in to AmazonSmile with your existing Amazon.com account and you can support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. Use Schoolhouse Supplies’ unique link  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-4223437 to skip the process to search for a charity to support among over 1 million eligible charities.  Instead, you’re taken to smile.amazon.com and are automatically asked if you want to support Schoolhouse Supplies Inc.Questions? See the AmazonSmile FAQ for more details.

From 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.

We operate Oregon’s first and only volunteer-run Free Store to provide teachers with the classroom supplies needed to encourage the learning process for all students. More info at https://www.schoolhousesupplies.org/