KEEN Donates 513 Skyline Backpacks to Schoolhouse Supplies and James John Elementary

On September 8th, a group of 10 people from KEEN went to James John Elementary School in North East Portland, Oregon to deliver 450 backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in need.  The project began during the KEEN Garage grand opening week where KEEN pledged to donate a filled backpack for every pair of shoes sold to Schoolhouse Supplies. The kids, ranging in ages from 2nd to 5th grade were so excited for and appreciative of their new packs. Each KEEN Skyline backpack contained loose leaf paper, crayons or markers, erasers, glue sticks and pencils. What a great way to start the school year!

This effort is part of the KGW School Supply Drive to encourage people to make cash and loose supply donations, with the purpose of sending 5,000 local area children back to school with the basic school supplies that they couldn’t otherwise afford.

The packing list…

KEEN Backpacks Donated to John James Elementary

The packing team…

KEEN Backpacks Donated to John James Elementary

Unloading the backpacks at the school…

KEEN Backpacks Donated to John James Elementary

Wheeling in the donation…

KEEN Backpacks Donated to John James Elementary

Getting ready to meet the kids in the gym…

KEEN Backpacks Donated to John James Elementary

One happy child with a new backpack and school supplies…

KEEN Backpacks Donated to John James Elementary

The KEEN team that took time off from the office to deliver the backpacks…

KEEN Backpacks Donated to John James Elementary