Oregon’s only volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, stocked with supplies donated by the community, opens for shopping Tuesday, September 11! Check the shopping calendar to find your school’s shopping week.
As Portland teachers and students head into their first full week of school, Schoolhouse Supplies’ Free Store for Teachers opens for shopping this Tuesday, September 11 at 1 p.m. The Free Store is open to all 3,000 teachers in Portland Public Schools, including alternative and charter programs. The store shelves are stocked with school supplies collected from businesses and individuals so teachers are able to stock their classrooms for free and provide students with needed supplies.
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.
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.