“Doing well in school prepares children for a successful life as an adult. Sadly, many children go to school without the basic supplies to do their classwork. This is a problem we can solve. Just a few dollars get paper and pencils into the hands of these kids. We appreciate the support of our business partners who join with us and the whole community to help local children succeed.”
President and General Manager
About the KGW School Supply Drive
The KGW School Supply Drive collection period begins July 28 and continues through August 28. The goal is to collect enough monetary donations and school supplies to prepare at least 12,000 students for fall with the materials needed to succeed.
While the goal is the same as it has been for the last 13 years, the strategy to collect donations is shifting due to the pandemic. More supplies are essential to support students and educators as they prepare for the potential for at-home and in-person learning this fall. The KGW School Supply Drive is focusing on cash donations as an alternative to collecting physical supplies in order to keep the community safe and healthy.
Throughout the drive, you are encouraged to make cash and online school supply donations of any amount. A $25 donation provides one student with basic supplies needed for an entire year. All donations, benefiting local area schools, are distributed with the help of Schoolhouse Supplies, the non-profit Free Store for Teachers.
Thank you for caring about our community!
A Note about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools, teachers, and parents are struggling to prepare for an unpredictable school year. And KGW can't collect physical school supplies like we have in the past.
- Teachers depleted their extra supplies they may have had at the start of the pandemic.
- Students are unable to share supplies for health and safety reasons.
- Parents are shouldering a larger burden in the education of their children.
The reality is this year is different—including the KGW School Supply Drive. The need is even bigger, you can make a huge difference.