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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 also 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

The biggest way our professional mentors prepare youth for school is by spending time with them month after month, year after year. You may also support this critical part of our mission with cash donations.

Donate at friendspdx.org

Drop-off Locations

(Accepting supplies through Monday, August 19)

Friends of the Children, 44 NE Morris Street
Friends of the Children - Rockwood Center, 424 NE 172nd Avenue
Portland Children’s Museum, 4015 Southwest Canyon Road
Kaiser Permanente Beaverton Medical Office, 4855 SW Western Avenue
Re/Max - Sellwood, 7886 SE 13th Avenue
AAA Oregon/Idaho Service Centers 
   •  Beaverton Service Center, 8555 SW Apple Way
   •  Hillsboro Service Center, 7300 NE Butler St.
   •  Clackamas Service Center, 10365 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 100 
   •  Lake Oswego Service Center, 6 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 100
   •  Portland Service Center, 600 SW Market Street
   •  Wood Village Service Center, 22741 NE Park Lane, Suite G

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 Amy Prince, Development Coordinator.


Elementary School

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

Total estimated cost: $100


Middle School

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


Total estimated cost: $120


High School

  • Sturdy, supportive backpacks
  • 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
  • Graph paper
  • Highlighters
  • Planner
  • Index Cards

Total estimated cost: $150