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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.


When Guests Buy Select up&up School Supplies, Target Gives Up to $25 Million In Supplies

For every select up&up school supply purchased at Target stores from July 13 through August 2, Target will donate one school supply item to a student in need. Through these purchases, Target's goal is to donate up to $25 million in supplies and potentially impact nearly two million kids as they head back to school. Read more about this incredible donation.

2014 Kids In Need Teacher Grants Now Available

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is the 2014 National Sponsor of the Kids In Need Teacher Grant program.

The Teacher Grants are funded by retail and education credit union sponsors. Other sponsors this year are Fred Meyer Fund, Via Credit Union, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, BIC Consumer Products USA, and Command™ Brand Products from 3M. Learn more and apply now!

Energizer Gets Kids Back To School

Energizer is providing a $50,000 grant to the Kids In Need Foundation that will provide over 6,000 students nationwide with school supplies for an entire year. In total, more than 200,000 school supplies will be purchased.

In addition to the grant funds, Energizer is continuing their efforts to make school supplies accessible to all by offering a special Back-to-School Bucks promotion. Consumers can receive money back when they buy two specially marked Back-to-School Bucks -- $4 or $8 offer packages -- and redeem package codes online. More details can be found at:

Kids win with this partnership!

Nordic Naturals® and The Kids In Need Foundation have partnered together for a special back-to-school promotion, "Buy to Give." The campaign gives people the opportunity to support children who lack the basic tools they need for educational success—school supplies. From July through September 2014, every time a person purchases a bottle of featured children's products, Nordic Naturals will donate a backpack stocked with notebooks, crayons, markers, scissors, folders, glue, pencils, pens, erasers, and more to a child in need. Learn more!

2014 Elmer's Teacher Tool Kit Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Elmer's Teacher Tool Kit Grant Recipients that will be able to replicate an innovative classroom project thanks to Elmer's! See the full list!

Yoobi - Our Newest Partner

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!

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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