The KGW School Supply Drive

Thank you!

We set an ambitious goal to raise school supplies for 12,000 kids. Instead, you donated school supplies for more than 20,000 kids!

Thank you for your generosity, and for caring so much about your community.

About Schoolhouse Supplies

Since opening our doors in 1999, our mission remains the same: to support public education in the Portland area by providing free school supplies to students in need. We do this because we believe that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education regardless of their family’s income or racial/ethnic identity.

Our ultimate goal is to level the playing field so every child has access to the tools that allow them to achieve academic success and feel confident. Our programs achieve additional goals through community engagement, supporting public school teachers and keeping supplies out of the waste stream. With the community’s support, including nearly 900 volunteers each year, Schoolhouse Supplies has distributed over $30 million in free school supplies and benefited hundreds of thousands of children.

Your donation help your local schools. The KGW School Supply Drive supports over 75 school districts in Oregon and SW Washington. Districts like:

  • Astoria Bend
  • La Pine
  • Centennial
  • Evergreen
  • Grants Pass
  • David Douglas
  • Portland Public
  • Washougal School
  • Wasco County
  • and More
“Most of the children have such a hard time with just basic necessities here, and so to be able to have school supplies at home to use for homework or just whatever activity they want to use them for is amazing.”
Davis Elementary School Teacher
“My students are always so happy to have the supplies they need to complete school projects and projects at home. Because of the generous donations, all of my students have paper, pencils, crayons, backpacks, and other supplies at school and home.”
Davis Elementary School Teacher
“Many of my students light up and do their work with pride when they have a new pencil, marker, or crayons. They have a huge imagination that matches their potential and it is heartwarming to have support in providing them tools they need to succeed.”
Sitton Elementary School Teacher

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.