Sponsor a Backpack for a Brentwood-Darlington Student


Brentwood-Darlington is home to five schools, including Woodmere Elementary School.  Woodmere is a diverse Title I school located in the northeast corner of the neighborhood and serves families from Brentwood-Darlington, Lents, and Mt Scott-Arleta.  In past years, Woodmere has worked with Schoolhouse Supplies and a corporate sponsor to provide a backpack full of supplies to every child attending.  This program relieves a significant burden on families and helps every student start the year on the right foot.  Unfortunately, Woodmere’s longterm sponsor is no longer participating for the 2019-20 school year.  This leaves over 300 students without the supplies they need to be successful.  But you can help!

Sponsor a backpack (or more!)  A donation of $20 sponsors a full Tools for Schools backpack for a student at Woodmere Elementary.  All donations are tax deductible through Schoolhouse Supplies*!  Want to contribute more?  Check out the different levels below:

  • $1,000 – Backpacks and supplies for 50 students in need
  • $2,000 – Backpacks and supplies for 100 students in need
  • $4,000  SCHOOL CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 200 students in need + in-school backpack event for 10 volunteers
  • $6,000  HONOR ROLL CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 300 students in need + in-school backpack event for 10 volunteers
  • $8,000  SALUTATORIAN CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 400 students in need + in-school backpack event for 15 volunteers
  • $10,000  VALIDICTORIAN SCHOOL SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 500 students in need + exclusive in-school backpack event for up to 20 volunteers

To donate online CLICK HERE.  Be sure to put “Woodmere School” in the Additional Comments box so your funds are directed correctly.  If you are interested in making a larger contribution, volunteering, or learning more about Schoolhouse Supplies, contact Executive Director Alice Forbes.

Volunteer to pack supplies!  If you are unable to contribute financially, you can show up in August to help pack supplies into backpacks!  Look for more information on that as the date nears.

Have a business?  Your employees have the opportunity to volunteer at your sponsored school and engage with students and teachers while packing supplies into backpacks. This meaningful volunteer experience will occur just before or during the first week of school (August 2019).  This direct engagement provides a deep connection for your staff: 100% of surveyed participants reported that they are proud of their company for sponsoring this program.

*Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID#: 20-4223437


Woodmere Food Pantry Needs Donations!

Woodmere Elementary Food Pantry has empty shelves and needs donations!  This pantry sends home over 30 backpacks of food weekly, as well as being open for families in need.  To donate contact the SUN office at 503-734-5423.

Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00AM-6:30PM

Most needed items:

  • Canned veggies
  • Canned fruit cocktail
  • Canned soups
  • Dried beans (Black, pinto)
  • Lentils
  • Rice (White or brown)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Noodles
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Granola bars
  • Cereal bars
  • Oatmeal

Mehri’s Oregon Humane Society Giving Tree Fundraiser

Now through Sunday, December 23rd, Mehri’s Cafe and Bakery (6923 SE 52nd Ave) is doing a Giving Tree to raise money and supplies for Oregon Humane Society.  Neighbors are encouraged to donate new or gently used blankets, dog/cat food, treats, supplies, etc.  All cash donations will be matched by Mehri’s!  100% of donations will be delivered directly to Oregon Humane Society on December 24th.

Questions?  Stop by Mehri’s or give them a call during regular business hours, 7:00AM-3:00PM.

Helmets Needed for Woodmere Unicycle Club


Help Mr. Stultz at Woodmere Elementary give his Unicycle Club students helmets! 

Woodmere Elementary School offers unicycling to boys and girls in grades 2-5. These kids are awesome! They are hard working, committed and focused, often performing at school and neighborhood events.  This great sport was introduced to them in a physical education class.  Students gain confidence in their abilities and improve their skills. Unicycling is hard, helping students develop their perseverance, patience, and focus.

Many of the students wishing to participate in Unicycle Club do not have helmets at home and are unable to afford one.  Students will earn the responsibility of borrowing a unicycle for the entire school year.  Those who forget their helmet at home will be able to borrow one from school, ensuring that safety remains the top priority.

Students attend weekly practice and those that learn to ride earn a t-shirt and have the opportunity to ride in the Junior Rose Parade in June. They also are part of the school-wide performance in June.

Ready to support Woodmere Elementary’s Unicycle Club?

Click here and donate at DonorsChoose.org!

Care Packages for Asylum Seekers

From Southeast Uplift: 

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) is putting together care packages for asylum seekers locked up in Sheridan.  Below is a list of items needed for these care packages. If you are able to donate, please email Muz at Southeast Uplift.


  • calling cards (especially for international calls)
  • burner phone
  • flash light (LED)
  • paper and pencil


  • radio
  • eye glasses
  • sun glasses
  • mirror
  • cosmetics
  • clothing


  • toothbrush
  • tooth paste
  • toilet paper
  • medication (Aleve, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Vitamins)
  • socks
  • shoes
  • water bottles
  • water
  • gift cards