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School Supplies Drive

About Friends of the Children-Portland

Through the power of relationships, Friends of the Children - Portland addresses critical societal challenges and drives greater equity, justice, and connection for the youth in our community who need us the most. Friends currently provides over 400 youth with salaried, professional mentors for their entire childhood, from kindergarten through high school graduation.

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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.

Suggested Items

Backpacks (especially bigger for middle/high school students) • Markers • College and Wide-ruled paper • Ticonderoga pencils • Colored pencils • Crayons • Liquid glue and glue sticks • Protractors • Graph paper • Pens• Flash drives • Mechanical pencils • 3-ring binders • Graphing calculators • Hygiene items for PE class • Composition books • Sharpies • Highlighters • Earbuds or earphones with microphones • White boards with pens/erasers • Tablets • Cell phones • Hotspots for Wi-Fi • Non perishable snack items

To coordinate a drive with us, please contact Amy Prince at 971.340.1447 or aprince@friendspdx.org. Drop off locations can be found at the cooperating companies below:

iQ Credit Union - Williams + Lombard

First American Title


OH Design & Architecture

Hanna Andersson

RE/MAX Foundation


DPI Specialty Foods

Warn Auto

United Portland Soccer Club

OHSU ER Department

Kaiser Permanente - Beaverton