How We Use Funds


School Supply Drive

school-supply-driveThe Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation wants to make sure that every student has the tools they need to be successful in the classroom, and that includes basic school supplies.

In 2012, Karen Johnston from All About Automotive, saw a need to provide school supplies to every school in the District. Karen secured donations and with some strategic purchasing, she was able to deliver schools supplies to students in need.

Karen’s vision has grown to include a school supply warehouse at West Gresham Elementary where donations are stored until they are distributed to every school. At the beginning of the school year, volunteers stuff large bins with pencils, crayons, paper, and backpacks and our wonderful Facilities staff makes sure they get into every school.  During the school year, school staff can request that a backpack, stuffed with supplies, be delivered to a student who joins our district or a student who just needs a new backpack.


 Thank you to our donation site businesses:

  • All About Automotive
  • Burns Feed Store
  • Riverview Community Bank (Gresham Branch)
  • Gresham Family Chiropractic
  • Cascade Athletic Clubs (Both Gresham locations)
  • Gresham Ford
  • US Bank (Powell Blvd. Branch)
  • US West Taekwondo
  • Clackamas County Bank (Gresham location)

If you would like to make a monetary donation please send a check to GBEF at:
PO Box 3406
Gresham, OR 97030
attn: School Supply Drive

Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.