KEEN Donate Backpacks to Woodlawn Elementary in Portland

KEEN Garage and Schoolhouse Supplies

On September 9th, a group of 11 people from KEEN went to Woodlawn Elementary School in Portland, Oregon to deliver more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to the entire school. The KEEN Garage had an in-store campaign where they pledged to donate a filled backpack for every pair of shoes sold to Schoolhouse Supplies. The kids, ranging in ages from kindergarten to 8th grade were so excited for and appreciative of their new packs. Each KEEN Skyline and Eaton backpack contained loose leaf paper, crayons or markers, erasers, glue sticks and pencils. What a great way to start the school year!

Donated backpacks and school supplies
Backpack Donation with Schoolhouse Supplies at Woodlawn Elementary (1)

The ever important eraser!
Backpack Donation with Schoolhouse Supplies at Woodlawn Elementary (2)

Ready for delivery
Backpack Donation with Schoolhouse Supplies at Woodlawn Elementary (4)

Carting the backpacks into the school
Backpack Donation with Schoolhouse Supplies at Woodlawn Elementary (6)

Ready for the school year
Backpack Donation with Schoolhouse Supplies at Woodlawn Elementary (8)

The volunteer group
Backpack Donation with Schoolhouse Supplies at Woodlawn Elementary (7)

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 8,000 local area children back to school with the basic school supplies that they couldn’t otherwise afford.