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Collecting School Supplies for Rose Haven

The Mission Committee is collecting new school supplies for Rose Haven and New Avenues for Youth. Both organizations serve young people who are unhoused or with unstable homes in our neighborhood. Oregon now has the 2nd highest rate of homelessness in the USA. Last school year, the State of Oregon reported that of 21,756 homeless students; 4,427 were in the Portland area. Being a kid is hard enough. Being a homeless kid is even harder. This is why Rose Haven supplies kids with NEW school supplies each year, and they need your help. Starting on Tuesday, August 25th, we will be collecting new school supplies. Stop by the 13th street doors from10 am to 2 pm on any Tuesday in September to drop off needed supplies. Items must be new.
School supplies needed include – backpacks • headphones • digital timers • calculators • 3-ring binders • notebook paper• notebooks • paper • dividers • folders • #2 pencils • black and blue pens • glue and glue sticks • tape • scissors • markers • crayons • colored pencils • combination locks • highlighters • index cards • rulers • hand sanitizer • pocket tissues.
Questions? Please contact Brenna Dykman (bdykman@firstpresportland.org).

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