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Back to School Donation Drives 2018

Check out some of our community partners and local businesses that will be collecting donations or school supplies and backpacks! You can see a full list of things needed at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland at the bottom of the page.

Or, donate to us directly at bgcportland.org/donate! 

Logical Position  

Accepting backpacks and school supply donations through the month of August at locations across the country! 

  • 4350 Galewood St. Ste. 200
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035 
  • 4550 Kruse Way Ste. 125
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035 

Gap

Accepting backpacks, school supplies, and monetary donations, which you can credit towards a future purchase! Receive a 10 percent savings on top of any offers.

August 20 – September 2, 2018 at: 

  • Clackamas Town Center
    12000 SE 82nd Ave
    Happy Valley, OR 97086
    (503) 659-2242 

Finish Line 

July 27 – September 2, 2018 

Join the Finish Line Youth Foundation to support kids with the tools they need to succeed this Back2School season. From July 27 – September 2, customers can visit their local Finish Line store to make a donation at checkout to help local Boys & Girls Club kids in their community prepare for the new school year. 

Build-A-Bear 

Make a donation at checkout online, or in person at the Washington Square or Clackamas Town Center Build-A-Bear to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

In addition to the in-store fundraising campaign, Build-A-Bear will donate 10,000 furry friends to local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, in celebration of Build-A-Bear’s 20th anniversary and National Teddy Bear Day. 

July 5 – September 5, 2018 at: 

  • Clackamas Town Center
    12000 S E 82ND Ave
    Suite #1109
    Portland, OR 97086
    (503) 513-0457 
  • Washington Square
    9585 SW Washington Square Rd
    Spc A606
    Tigard, OR 97223
    (503) 620-9555 

Lowe’s Home Improvement 

Accepting donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland from Sept 19-October 31, 2018. Support building great futures by donating to Boys & Girls Clubs at checkout in store at your local Lowe’s! 

September 19 – October 31 at: 

  • Tigard Lowe’s
    12615 SW 72nd Ave
    Tigard, OR 97223 
  • Wood Village Lowe’s
    1000 NE Wood Village Blvd
    Wood Village, OR 97060 
  • Hillsboro Lowe’s
    1951 SE 24th Ave
    Hillsboro, OR 97123 
  • Milwaukie Lowe’s
    13631 SE Johnson Rd
    Milwaukie, OR 97222 
  • Portland Lowe’s
    1160 N Hayden Meadows Dr
    Portland, OR 97217 

Buffalo Wild Wings 

Buffalo Wild Wings will contribute proceeds from guest donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America from October 1 – 31. In addition, $1 from every in-restaurant signature sauce or seasoning bottle sold supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s ALL STARS sports program. 

Items our members & families need: 

  • Backpacks 
  • #2 Pencils 
  • Pencil sharpeners 
  • Mechanical pencils 
  • Highlighters 
  • Lined Notebook paper (college & wide ruled) 
  • Notebooks 
  • Glue sticks & white glue  
  • Pencil boxes 
  • Small storage containers 
  • Construction paper & colored cardstock 
  • Tempura paint 
  • Safety goggles 
  • Science beakers 
  • ½” binders (any size welcome) 
  • Travel first aid kits 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Tissues 
  • Rulers 
  • Markers 
  • Crayons 
  • Colored pencils 
  • Erasers 
  • Calculators 
  • Graphing Calculators 
  • Folders 
  • Index cards (3×5 and 4×6)
  • Flash/USB Drives 
  • Watercolor paint sets
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