School Supplies Donation Drive for Operation Back to School!

10 Aug 2020 9:11 PM | Rachel Greenough (Administrator)

Operation Back to School provides fully loaded backpacks of school supplies to students throughout Multnomah and Washington counties.  The organization was founded in 2018 in memory of Kim Ellsworth, a long-time teacher in Hillsboro. Operation Back to School works with trusted community partners that provide culturally-specific services to BIPOC students and families. This allows these organizations to self-determine the best way to distribute supplies and provide support to students and families.

This year, Operation Back to School has a goal to provide 2,000 (!!!) backpacks of supplies to students in the area. They need all the supplies they can get. With schools closed, students will depend on their own supplies for school work this year.

All of the below items are needed!

2” Binders
1” Binders
College Rule Paper
Wide Rule Paper
Boxes of regular pencils
Boxes of large pencils
College Rule Notebook
Wide Rule Notebook
Paper Binders
Plastic Binders
School Scissors
Giant Glue Stick
Boxes of Pens Black
Boxes of Pens Blue
Dual Head Pencil Sharpener 
Large Eraser 
Index Cards 
Highlighters Box 
Box of 24 Crayons 
Box of 24 Multicultural Crayons 
Large 8 count Crayons 
Large 8 Count Multicultural Crayons 
Box of Color Pencil 
Box of Color Markers 
Large Color Markers 
Plastic Divider 
Pencil Pouch 
Primary School Notebooks 
Packet of Construction paper 

Donations can be dropped off at Fanladen during the following hours:

  • Wednesdays, 8/12, 8/19, 8/16 - 6pm to 8pm

  • Fridays, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 - 3pm to 6pm

  • Saturdays, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 - 12pm to 3pm

  • Sundays, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 - 12pm to 3pm

Fanladen is located at 1633 SW Alder. 

Operation Back to School also needs financial donations to purchase additional items. If you wish to make a donation, please visit this link.

Thank you for your support and donations! 

If you have any questions, please contact

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