About Us

The Kids In Need Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

What We Do

  • Provide free school supplies to students and teachers through the Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers
  • Through our Second Responder® program, we help students affected by natural disasters with the supplies needed to get them back to a world they know: the classroom.
  • Award grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects through the Kids In Need Teacher Grants program
  • Develop community school supplies giveaway programs through the School Ready Supplies program

How We Do It

  • Financial donors
  • Program sponsors
  • Product procurement
  • Presence at trade shows

Who We Are

Financials and Policies

Kids In Need Foundation 2015 Accomplishments

Kids In Need Foundation 2015 Impact Report

Kids In Need Foundation 2014 Annual Report

Kids In Need Foundation History


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