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This is how the Kids In Need Foundation operates: through a national network of Resource Centers, teachers can get free supplies for their students who are in need. We do not donate supplies directly to other organizations or families. The supplies must be acquired through teachers who have shopping privileges at the Resource Centers. All supplies donated to us by manufacturers and retailers go immediately to the Resource Centers. We do not have a warehouse from which we can draw supplies, so we do not donate supplies directly to other organizations, schools, families, or individuals.

Welcome to the Kids In Need Foundation!

Our mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

Sumit Registration Is Open!

Join us in Las Vegas this June to exchange ideas and information about operating a free store for teachers. Learn more and register today!

Save the Date!

Our 16th Annual Education Celebration Gala will be held September 11, 2014 at The Depot in Minneapolis, MN. Mark you calendar now so you don't miss out on this exciting night!

Watch our latest video

Thank you to CBS EcoMedia Inc. for producing this piece about the Kids In Need Foundation Second Responder® Program. Together, we can make a difference!

2014 Elmer's Teacher Tool Kit Grants - Apply NOW!

Teachers can apply to replicate any project from the catalog of more than 1200 projects on our website. New this year: If the project you choose to submit for funding is a service learning project, you will be in the running to be considered for an Elmer Award. Check it out!

2012 Annual Report

Our latest annual report is now online. Check it out!

Dixon Ticonderoga Company Becomes National Pencil Sponsor

DixonDixon Ticonderoga Company will provide its famous yellow No. 2 pencils, along with other items, to the Kids In Need Foundation's 32 Resource Centers. The donated items will then be made available to teachers from low-income schools who visit the Resource Centers to obtain free supplies for their students.

The Kids In Need Foundation and Dixon Ticonderoga Company have been partners for more than a decade. Read the full press release here.

You can help!

Yet another way to support us online! For every order placed at they will donate an item to a child in need! See the press release for more information!

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The Kids In Need Foundation

  • Has distributed more than $550 million in school supplies to low-income
    schools free of charge
  • Serves 3.6 million students and more than 120,000 teachers annually
  • Has awarded $1.5 million in grants to teachers

"School Supplies. Changing Lives." Documentary

Thank you to Snapdragon Films for this amazing new video!

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The Kids In Need Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) charity founded in 1995. Contributions to Kids In Need are tax-deductible to the greatest extent allowed by law.

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