grauer back-to-school project


West Hills Covenant Church is participating in the Grauer Back-to-School Project. You can find a drop-off bin for supplies in the Fellowship Hall.




Needs List

Help us outfit 400 kids for a great start to a new school year.  We need 8,400 pencils, plus the other school supplies and clothing “basics” listed below.  Donations are needed by Sunday, August 7th, 2016.


School Supplies

  • Notebook paper, college rule

  • Notebook paper, wide rule

  • Spiral Notebooks, college rule

  • Spiral Notebooks, wide rule

  • School Scissors (sharp)

  • Ballpoint pens (black or blue)

  • Crayons (24 pack)

  • Washable markers, thin point

  • Washable markers, wide point

  • Character or young-child backpack  


New Clothing and Shoes

  • Athletic shoes

  • Socks

  • Warm Coat

  • Underwear


Sponsor a Child

You can also “sponsor” a child with a donation of:


  • $25 (backpack)

  • $40 (coat & shoes)

  • $65 (elementary student)

  • $75 (high school student)


Make checks payable to:

Grauer Back-To- School Project

4595 SW California St. • Portland, OR 97219



The Grauer Back-To-School Project began at St Luke Lutheran Church in 2001 to carry on Grace and Marion Grauer’s giving spirit toward kids.

Today, Grauer is a vital partnership of SW Portland churches, businesses, and Neighborhood House, dedicated to helping low-income SW Portland families start the new school year with school supplies and new clothing for their children

Event details:

  • Ages served: kindergarten through high school

  • Eligibility:   Students eligible for the federal free/reduced lunch program.  

  • Geographic area: Portland Public Schools in SW Portland that are part of the Wilson High cluster.  School ID or report card is required.

  • Distribution Day:

  • Saturday, August 13 – 8am until 11am

  • Hayhurst Elementary – 5037 SW Iowa St. (This year only, due to construction)

    Each student will receive:

  • Packet of new, grade-appropriate school supplies
  • New backpack
  • New athletic shoes
  • New socks
  • New coat or jacket
  • New underwear and t-shirt