Friends of the Children School Supply Drive

      Friends of the Children is a revolutionary mentoring program that is transforming the lives of Portland's most vulnerable children. Friends of the Children provides kids with a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become healthy, productive members of society. We were joined by Executive Director Terri Sorenson along with mentor Christina Chan and her student, Vanessa, who told us how providing school supplies helps the kids succeed. Here is a list of needed school supplies:

      Elementary and Middle School

      • Backpacks

      • Wide Ruled Notebooks

      • Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Paper

      • White Copier Paper

      • Construction Paper

      • Pencils (#2) and Sharpeners

      • Markers

      • Colored Pencils

      • Crayons

      • Safety Scissors

      • Calculators

      • Pocket Folders

      • Glue (sticks and liquid glue)

      • Pencil/Pen Bags or Boxes

      • Hand Sanitizer

      • Facial Tissues

      • Lunch Boxes

      High School

      • Graphing Calculators (TI-83 is standard)

      • Flash Drives

      • Pocket Folders

      • Graphing Paper

      • Rulers

      • 3-Ring Binders

      • Tabbed Dividers for 3-Ring Binders

      • Gluesticks

      • College Ruled Notebooks

      • College Ruled Loose Leaf Paper

      • Pencils (#2) and Sharpeners

      • Pens, Blue and Black Ink

      • Computer Disks or Zip Drives

      • Backpacks

      • Highlighters

      • Organizers/Planners

      • Index Cards

      You can drop your supplies off at two locations:

      • Friends of the Children

      • 44 NE Morris Street, Suite 2000

      • Portland, OR 97212-3015

      • Portland Children's Museum

      • 4015 SW Canyon Rd.

      • Portland, OR 97221