Each year, SEMpdx selects a Charity of Choice to support for a 12 month period. Benefits for our Charity of Choice organization include:

  • Recognition at events and in our collateral materials
  • Opportunity to attend and display collateral materials at our monthly events
  • A complimentary booth at our Engage Conference
  • Pro-bono digital marketing consulting services from SEMpdx board members and volunteers
  • Up to $5,000 donation based on matching donations from SEMpdx members

If you are interested in nominating a Portland-area non-profit organization for Charity of Choice, please complete and submit the form below.

Nominations are due by June 1st at 5 pm.

Charity of Choice Nomination

Learn more about SEMpdx’s 2017–18 Charity of Choice: Schoolhouse Supplies

Since opening our doors in 1999, the Schoolhouse Supplies mission remains the same: to support public education in the Portland area by providing free school supplies to students in need. We do this because we believe that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education regardless of their family’s income or racial/ethnic identity.

Our ultimate goal is to level the playing field so every child has access to the tools that allow them to achieve academic success and feel confident. The program delivery model achieves additional goals through community engagement and by keeping supplies out of the waste stream.

With the community’s support, Schoolhouse Supplies has distributed $30M in free school supplies and benefitted hundreds of thousands of children. We partner with many local businesses to sponsor programs, host supply drives and involve employees as volunteers (100,000 hours and counting.) Thousands of individuals donate time, dollars, and new and gently used products to support local students.

Programs include the Free Store for Teachers, the Tools for Schools backpack program, and other initiatives serving students in over 25 school districts.

To learn more about ways to engage with Schoolhouse Supplies, visit www.schoolhousesupplies.org.

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