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School Supplies. Changing Lives.

November 15, 2016

For the last 20 years we’ve learned a few things about kids, income disparities, and improving educational outcomes. Founded in 1995 by dedicated professionals from the school supply manufacturing industry, the Kids In Need Foundation is committed to ensuring all kids have the supplies they need to succeed in school. We know that not everyone […]

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KINF Partners with Literacy Matters Foundation

October 28, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS – October 27, 2016 – With the goal to provide students the supplies they need to succeed in school and in life, The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) announces today a partnership with the Literacy Matters Foundation. Literacy Matters will work with KINF to provide thousands of books for students and teachers in low-income […]

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September’s National Product Partner: Dixon Ticonderoga Company

September 28, 2016

This past month, we recognized Dixon Ticonderoga Company as our National Fine Arts and Pencil Sponsor. With Dixon’s support, students have the Number 2 pencils they need to complete assignments every day, along with the art supplies that make creativity possible. Dixon has been a dedicated sponsor for numerous years. In fact, Dixon has donated […]

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Backpacks & Supplies for Kids affected by LA Flooding

September 27, 2016

WHAT:        Backpacks filled with school supplies are being donated by The Kids In Need Foundation to every elementary student in the Central Community School District in Baton Rouge, LA area; Bellingrath Elementary, Tanglewood Elementary, and Central Intermediate. The schools have over 2,300 students from Head Start – grade 5 and we are providing a backpack […]

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Laila Ali Joins Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® in Fight to Improve Children’s Oral Health and Give Underserved Students Tools for a Brighter Future

September 22, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 — For 25 years, the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF) global oral health program has reached children in underserved communities with free dental screenings, oral health education and toothpaste and toothbrushes. Colgate is marking this special milestone by kicking off ’25 Days of Smiles’, a multifaceted celebration with Hall of Fame […]

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KINF Supports Flint, Michigan Community; Provides Students with New School Supplies

August 30, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS – The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) announces today that students in the Flint, Michigan public school system will head back to school this fall with new supplies. With a mission to provide free school supplies nationally to low-income students, The Kids In Need Foundation will provide 5,500 backpacks filled with essential school supplies […]

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August’s National Product Partner: Darice

August 26, 2016

Throughout the month of August, we recognized National Product Partner Darice as our National Accessory Sponsor. With Darice’s help, we are able to stock our shelves with the arts and crafts tools both teachers and students need to keep creativity alive in schools across the country. Darice has been a dedicated sponsor of the Kids […]

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When families struggle to make rent and buy groceries each month, school supplies just can't be a priority. In 2015, we directly supported 4.8 million kids with new supplies.

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