Oregon now has the 2nd highest rate of homelessness in the USA. Last school year, the state of Oregon reported 21,756 homeless students; 4,427 were in the Portland area.*
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.
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. *source
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.