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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.


Target Donated $25 Million In Supplies

For every select up&up school supply purchased at Target stores from July 13 through August 2, Target donated one school supply item to a student in need. Through these purchases, Target's was able donate $25 million in supplies and impact nearly two million kids! THANK YOU TARGET!!

Meet Molly

Meet Molly. Learn a little about her life, her struggles, and her need for school supplies.

2014 Education Celebration Gala

The Kids In Need Foundation Education Celebration Gala took place on September 11, 2014 at The Depot in Minneapolis, MN. Watch this video to see some of the fun. Next year will be our 20th Birthday, so mark your calendars now for September 30, 2015!

2013 Annual Report

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

Yoobi - A Great Partnership!

Meet one of our newest partners, Yoobi, the school supply company that makes learning fun while also giving back!

For every Yoobi item you buy, a Yoobi item is contributed to a Yoobi Classroom Pack. Kids In Need Foundation will distribute these packs to classrooms in need right here in the U.S. Items are available exclusively at Target stores nationwide. Learn more now!

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!

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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