Every summer Rose Haven holds a Back to School Drive to supply nearly 500 kids with necessary supplies that restore dignity and accessibility.
*Please note we only accept school supply donations in the summer. Our 2022 School supply collections will start in July!
Did You Know?
Oregon now has the 2nd highest rate of homelessness in the USA. According to the Oregon Dep. of Education, in the 2019-20 school year there were 21,080 students experiencing homelessness enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade.
Being a kid is hard enough. Being a homeless kid is even harder. That is why we strive to provide brand new school supplies for the kids that rely on Rose Haven.
Let alone the difficulty finding equitable and accessible resources, these kids experience barriers within our public education system and government assistance programs. One of these barriers being that school supplies are expensive and cannot be purchased with food stamps. Each year the local community rallies so that Rose Haven can provide brand new school supplies and help kids in need succeed. We can’t do this alone, and we need your help to help restore dignity to families who are struggling.
Please help us spread the word. Put out a collection bin at your work, school, gym or place of worship and help us collect brand new school supplies this summer.
Donate School Supplies for Portland Kids
Our need for new school supplies and related essentials is on-going here at Rose Haven.
School supplies needed include: backpacks • laptops • headphones • tablets • microphones • digital timers • printing gift cards • mobile hotspots • lunch boxes • calculators • 3-ring binders • notebooks (paper) • notebooks • paper • dividers • folders • #2 pencils • black and blue pens • glue and glue sticks • tape • scissors • markers • crayons • colored pencils • combination locks • highlighters • index cards • rulers • hand sanitizer • pocket tissues, as well as new children/teen clothing • new shoes.
In addition to donated school supplies, we need other supplies and essentials. Rose Haven operates a resource for this. Please visit Donate Supplies here.
If you feel that supporting Rose Haven’s school supplies donation program is a great idea, but you are not sure of what type of school supplies to provide, you can have us choose for you.
With your (tax-deductible, cash) donation, will acquire the right stuff needed and get it out to who needs it most.