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!
College Rule Paper
Wide Rule Paper
Boxes of regular pencils
Boxes of large pencils
College Rule Notebook
Wide Rule Notebook
Giant Glue Stick
Boxes of Pens Black
Boxes of Pens Blue
Dual Head Pencil Sharpener
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org