In partnership with KATU Channel 2, Friends of the Children runs a school supplies drive for our children every August. You and your company can get involved by leading a school supplies drive at a particular corporate location or department, providing drop sites for the school drive or assisting with the school supply sorting process.

As our Adolescent Program grows we encourage supporters to focus on school supplies for middle and high school students (backpacks, calculators, highlighters, mechanical pencils, folders, three-ring binders, math supplies, etc.)

To learn more, please contact Meagan Golec at or 971.340.1440.

Donate school supplies for our youth at the following locations:

Friends of the Children – Portland: 44 NE Morris, Portland
Portland Children’s Museum: 4015 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar: 455 NE 24th Ave, Portland
Ex Novo Brewing: 2326 N Flint Ave, Portland

Make a monetary gift now in support of our Back to School Campaign:

Donate Now



Elementary and Middle School

Wide Ruled Notebooks
Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
White Copier Paper
Construction Paper
Pencils (#2) and Sharpeners
Colored Pencils
Safety Scissors
Pocket Folders
Glue (sticks and liquid glue)
Pencil/Pen Bags or Boxes
Hand Sanitizer
Facial Tissues
Lunch Boxes

High School

Graphing Calculators (TI-83 is standard)
Flash Drives
3-Ring Binders
Tabbed Dividers for 3-Ring Binders
College Ruled Notebooks
College Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
Pocket Folders
Graphing Paper
Pencils (#2) and Sharpeners
Pens, Blue and Black Ink
Index Cards