A Parent Teacher Organization in Portland, Oregon

Community Giving - Backpack Program Food & Fund Drive!!


The PTO and backpack program are teaming up during the holiday season to help support families in our community. Help us send home extra food this winter for our CJES Backpack Program families by participating in our Backpack Food & Fund Drive.


There are two ways to participate: 

1.     If it fits within your budget, please consider donating via the PTO paypal account. Donations of any amount are welcome, but in order to be entered into the giveaway you must donate over $25.00. 

·       Donations of $25.00 will receive one entry to win

·       Donations of $50.00 will receive three entries to win

o   The prizes are: 

·       IPAD 9th Gen 10.2", 256GB Memory

·       2x tickets to Portland Blazers vs. Detroit, Feb. 8th, Section 116, row E


Winning entries will be selected on Dec 11th, 2023 and winners will be contacted directly! 

2.    We are also welcoming food donations for our backpack families! If you are able to donate, please see the list of wish list items. Food donations can be dropped off at: 

·       Mayfly 

·       Arbor Beer Lodge 

·       We can accept food donations at the front office, once the school is back open. 


Thank you to our wonderful local business who are willing to help collect food for our families! 


Thank you to everyone for the support! 




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