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Published on 21 February 2012
Written by Super User
WHAT WE DO & WHO WE ARE
Schoolhouse Supplies was founded in 1999 as a way to support students and teachers throughout Portland Public Schools. 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. Today, we are a nationally recognized leader in the Free Store movement, which creates direct links between students and members of the community.
See the growth and success of Schoolhouse Supplies' programs over the past two fiscal years in this annual report.
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WHERE WE'RE GOING
During our first decade Schoolhouse Supplies put $13.4 million worth of supplies into our local classrooms but we know it’s not enough.
Learn about how we’re planning to increase our level of service over the next three years.
VIEW OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
Schoolhouse Supplies Strategic Priorities>>
We pride ourselves on our incredibly efficient use of money and resources – because we want as much as possible to go directly to Portland classrooms. In fact, 95% of our budget supports our programs.
See our budget [.pdf]
2011 Form 990 [.pdf]
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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.
Founded by Portland Public Schools parent Katie Gold, Schoolhouse Supplies has grown from serving 11 schools to all 130 Portland Public Schools. In this time we have distributed an estimated retail value of more than $15.4 million dollars in school supplies. With supply drives and generous contributions of gently used supplies from leading businesses in the northwest, Schoolhouse Supplies has been able to keep our Free Store shelves stocked year round. Priding ourselves on our customer service , we hope to increase this value each year and meet our goal of ensuring that every child in Portland Public Schools has the tools to learn and achieve.
We welcome inquiries from the press and other media. Please contact us directly at (503) 249-9933.
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