Gear Up For School provides back-to-school essentials to more than 300 families in our community.

Get ready for the school year with delicious food, a bouncy house, a clothing closet, and a wide range of school supplies!


How does it work?

Leading up to the event, we collect donations of school supplies through various channels. Then, on August 17th, from 10 am to 12 pm, families are invited to join us for an exciting event where students can freely collect the donated supplies. There will also be delicious food, exciting activities like a bouncy house, access to our clothing closet, and a wide range of school supplies! This event is open to all families preparing for the upcoming school year. Let's join together in making education accessible for every child in our community.

Event Details

Date: August 17th, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Grace Chapel Wilsonville
Address: 27501 SW Parkway Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070

For more information, feel free to reach out to us:
Phone: 503-582-8680

How You Can Help

Supporting Gear Up For School is easier than ever! Here's how you can help.

Option 1

Financial Gift

If you would like to make a monetary donation, click the link below to donate to our Gear Up For School Fund. We will utilize every dollar to purchase essential school supplies through Amazon. Whether buying supplies directly or contributing financially, your support ensures that students in our community have the necessary tools to succeed in the upcoming school year. Thank you for your generosity!

Disclaimer: Heart Of The City is a resource center or Grace Chapel Wilsonville 501C3


Option 2

Amazon Wishlist

You can help contribute to our cause by directly purchasing school supplies from our Amazon Wishlist. All you have to do is browse our carefully curated list of essential items, select the ones you want to donate, and proceed to checkout.


Option 3


Join us in making a difference! Whether you are available on August 15th for the setup or August 17th for the main event, your help is priceless in ensuring that Gear Up for School is a success. Every hand makes a difference, from setting up the event to assisting families on the big day.

Sign up now for this experience, and let's gear up together for an unforgettable event! Thank you for your dedication to our community.


Option 4


Calling all local businesses and organizations! Let's join together and work towards making a long-lasting impact on the future of our community.

Here's how you can partner with us:

- Provide essential services directly to families at the event. (Haircuts, Hygiene Items, Health Check-ups etc.)
- Showcase how your organization or business serves our community with a booth.
- You can donate funds or supplies to make our event more impactful.
- Do you have a unique idea? Let's collaborate on something extraordinary!

If you're ready to make a difference and join us in this uplifting event, please fill out the form below. Together, let's create a brighter future for our students. Thank you for your commitment to our community!


Option 5

Donate Clothing

We greatly appreciate donations of gently worn or brand-new clothing items, as they empower children with confidence and dignity as they embark on their educational journey. To maximize impact, we kindly request that donated clothing be free from stains and tears, allowing us to offer quality items to those in need. Every garment you donate helps a child feel prepared and excited for the upcoming school year.

Who We Are

So, who's behind this event? Allow us to introduce ourselves!


The Heart Of The City

Loving and serving the whole person and whole community

Heart of the City is dedicated to the well-being of the community of Wilsonville and beyond. We provide support through services focused on the needs of our community.