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School Supplies Drive

Support our Youth's Academic Achievement

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Make sure that our youth have all the supplies they need to start the school year strong. Donate general supplies or sponsor a youth using the supply lists below.

Want to support our youth but don’t have time to shop? Purchase something from our Amazon wish list and save yourself the trip! (Be sure to also check-out through Amazon Smile and mark us as your benefiting charity)

Visit Amazon School Supplies Wish List

Drop-off Locations

(Accepting supplies through Monday, August 21)

Friends of the Children, 44 NE Morris St., Portland, OR 97212
Friends of the Children - Rockwood Center, 424 NE 172nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230
Portland Children’s Museum 4015 Southwest Canyon Road

Want to get involved in a bigger way?

Lead a school supplies drive at your company or within your department, coordinate with us to be a drop site for donated supplies, or assist with school supply sorting.

To learn more, please contact Meagan Golec, Volunteer & Event Manager.


Elementary School

  • Wide-ruled notebooks
  • Wide-ruled loose leaf paper
  • Construction paper
  • Pencils and sharpener
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Safety scissors
  • Calculator
  • Backpack
  • Glue sticks
  • Liquid glue
  • Pencil case
  • Math/reading flash cards

Total estimated cost: $100


Middle School

  • Wide-ruled notebooks
  • Wide-ruled loose leaf paper
  • 3-ring binder
  • Tabbed dividers
  • Pens
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Scientific calculator
  • Flash drive
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Backpack suitable for teens
  • Graph paper
  • Highlighters
  • Planner
  • Index Cards

Total estimated cost: $120


High School

  • College-ruled notebooks
  • College-ruled loose leaf paper
  • 3-ring binder (3-inch)
  • Tabbed dividers
  • Pens
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Scientific or graphing calculator
  • Flash drive
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Backpack suitable for teens
  • Graph paper
  • Highlighters
  • Planner
  • Index Cards

Total estimated cost: $150