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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

'Tools for Schools'

September 10, 2010

Did you know that more than 2/3 of students at 27 of Portland's elementary and K-8 schools are eligible for free or reduced lunch?

One local program working to make the transition back to school positive and exciting for kids is Tools for Schools, a partnership of Schoolhouse Supplies and Knowledge Universe. The Tools for Schools Backpack Giveaway Program pairs local high-needs schools with businesses to provide a backpack full of supplies to each student on the first day of school.

This year, the Tools for Schools program will benefit all 27 of Portland Public Schools' high-needs schools.

Nick was very proud to be a part of the backpack giveaway event this morning at Beach Elementary, a neighborhood bilingual school in North Portland.

Our office was honored to work with Schoolhouse Supplies on ReUse Week 2010 and the founding of ReUse PDX - they are fantastic community partners. Congratulations on another successful program!