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July 15, 2020

School Supply Drive

From July 6 until August 21

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 of the Children–Portland currently provides over 500 youth with salaried, professional mentors for their entire childhood, from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Host a School Supply Drive

2020 has changed the way our youth learn. They still need supplies, and our mentors are helping with distance learning in the best way they know-how. Our kids will need supplies for digital learning or when they return to the classrooms. Please help by hosting a drive for our youth in this uncertain educational year.

Need Other Ideas?

Gift certificates to Fred Meyer, Bi-Mart, Amazon or any stores with school supplies. Haircut gift certificates or restaurant gift certificates can help with teenagers' self-esteem and socializing (safely).

Amazon Wish List

No time to shop? Go to our Amazon Wish List and save yourself a trip!

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 • Organizational crates/folders for families • Whiteboards with pens/erasers • Tablets • Cell phones • Hotspots for Wifi • Non-perishable snack items

Want to Do More?

Our mentors prepare our youth for school by spending time with them; this year has been unique, and they are working hard to mentor, virtually.

You may also support our mission and operations with a cash donation.

*To coordinate a drive or drop site with us, please contact Amy Prince at 971.340.1447 or