While paper is in the name, Salt and Paper of Manzanita, Oregon is much more than a stationary store. Providing everything from copy services, printing, art supplies, and greeting cards, to displaying the work of local artists and even selling seasonal plants and pottery, Salt and Paper has something for everyone. According to owner, Stephanie Simpson, “We have been in business for 15 years and have enjoyed seeing children who first came to the store for supplies, grow up into artistic young adults.”

Like many other small businesses, Salt and Paper had limited resources to work with during the pandemic. They had to reduce hours of operation and learn to function in a very limited capacity.

When Columbia Bank invited Salt & Paper to join in the Pass It On Project they decided to remain true to their calling. As a resource for local artists, Salt & Paper are providing free art supplies to children in the community. “With Columbia Bank paying the bill, we are going to make sure the children in our community have the supplies necessary to engage in art and creativity during a time when many adults in their young lives may be experiencing a high level of stress,” says Simpson. “We are absolutely delighted to participate in this program and bring a little beauty into our community.”