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      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 Professional Mentor Ms Rena' and students, India and Cardeana who shared how providing school supplies helps kids succeed.

      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

      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