Timbers, The UPS Store and Schoolhouse Supplies continue tradition of giving back to Jason Lee School

Timbers players & staff make a difference at local Northeast Portland school

Jake Gleeson, Schoolhouse Supplies, 9.5.12

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Photo by L.M. Parr

In what has become an eight year tradition with Schoolhouse Supplies, the Portland Timbers and The UPS Store welcomed every Jason Lee student to the 2012-13 school year with a new backpack filled with new school supplies for the year.

Timbers deliver school supplies to Jason Lee

To kick off first day of school, excited 1st through 6th grade students attended an assembly led by Timber Joey and participated in a Portland Timbers cheer led by players Ian Hogg and Jake Gleeson and local UPS Store owners. The 7th and 8th grade students received surprise visits from the players who were also joined by members of the Timbers’ front office, The UPS Store and Schoolhouse Supplies to distribute the donated backpacks to each individual classroom.

The delivery of the backpacks was the conclusion of a two-part process that started on August 9, when players Madamou “Futty” Danso and Rodney Wallace as well as Timbers and The UPS Store staff went to Schoolhouse Supplies to personally stuff each backpack as part of Schoolhouse Supplies’ “Tools for Schools” program. Each student’s backpack included a full set of notebooks, erasers, rulers, glue sticks, folders and packs of pencils and pens.

Schoolhouse Supplies is an award-winning non-profit that supports public education in Portland by giving students and teachers free classroom supplies. They operate Oregon's only volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with supplies donated by the community, the Tools for School backpack giveaway, and Schoolhouse Supplies Online programs. For more information on Schoolhouse Supplies, click here.