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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.


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January 18, 2014 – Donated Backpacks Bring Smiles At Rogers Elementary SchoolNWAOnline

April 2012 – Supply Side: Helping disadvantaged students get ready for the new school yearNational Secondary Principals' Magazine
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February 7, 2012 – Elmer's®, Kids In Need Foundation Announce Teacher Grant ProgramKOAM News

February 7, 2012 – Elmer's®, Kids In Need Foundation Announce Teacher Grant ProgramTucson News NOW

January 2012 – Classroom-Projects Grant OpportunityEducation Week Teacher

November 17, 2011 – Minneapolis' Kids in Need Foundation loses its warehouse spacePioneer Press

September 2, 2011 – Educator surprised with "Teacher of the Year" awardWSVN News

October 26, 2011 – Kids In Need Teacher GrantsJournal of Chemical Education

October 13, 2011 – Best In Class Teacher GrantsBig Education Ape

September 1, 2011 – American Licorice Donates 1,500 Backpacks to New Haven StudentsUnion City Patch

August 29, 2011 – London's Dible named 2011 Teacher of the YearThe Madison Press

August 17, 2011 – Bend Kids to Get Free Backpack, School SuppliesKTVZ.com

August 17, 2011 – Bend Kids to Get Free Backpack, School SuppliesMinot Daily News

April, 2011 – Via Credit Union Awards Grants to Five TeachersVIA Credit Union Newsletter

January 26, 2011 – Center Helps Teachers Help StudentsNBC Miami

January 5, 2011 – Grant funds archaeology projectThe Sandspur

December 29, 2010 – Some charitable groups seeing an increase in donations this yearDayton Daily News

December 20, 2010 – A winning wish for kidsRetailing Today

December 9, 2010 – 1 student + 1 Kindle + 1 week = 2 books read!ISEROTOPE

December 7, 2010 – Kids In Need, Travelers Club Luggage TeamLicense! Magazine

November 7, 2010 – Award finds teacher who trains search dogsThe Pueblo Chieftain

October 26, 2010 – 1,000 Fish Stix and Flippity Frogs Board Games donated to Public Schools Across U.S.

October 17, 2010 – Ensuring Kids Have Supplies to SucceedThe Hub - Detroit Regional News

September 13, 2010 – Free school supplies help area studentsDaily Herald

September 1, 2010 – Charity In the City: Helping Teachers TeachAtlanta INtown

August 25, 2010 – Wilmington students and parents get surprise at school open houseWCPO

March 12, 2010 – ACCO Brands Donates Office Products to Kids In Need Foundation

December 22, 2009 – Ten Foundations Every Teacher Should Know AboutWeAreTeachers.com

November 20, 2009 – Expo partners with the Kids In Need Foundation Los Angeles Times

September 1, 2009 – A good day to dyeMarysville Journal-Tribune

August 5, 2009 – Students for SunnyDInner Circle (by Family Circle)

August 2, 2009 – Sales-tax holiday on school supplies starts FridayRichmond Times-Dispatch

July 28, 2009 – Staples foundation gives $10K to Dayton nonprofitDayton Business Journal

July 19, 2009 – Dallas warehouse that aids needy schools faces testing times Dallas Morning News

July 17, 2009 – Teachers Need Help Stocking Classroom ShelvesCBS Atlanta

May 1, 2009 – Charity starts at schoolOPI

April 19, 2009 – New Web Site for Teachers: Software, Classroom Management, and Learning Resources for EducatorsEducational Resources

April 9, 2009 – TechForEducators.com Inks License Agreement with Kids In Need FoundationOffice World News

April 2009 – TechForEducators.com Inks License Agreement with Kids In Need FoundationLicensing World

April 3, 2009 – Marathon Signs Cause License for Kids In NeedLicense! Global Weekly E-news

December 3, 2008 – Strassburg teacher given national honor for Changing World projectThe Times Media Company

October 1, 2008 – Donated school supplies boost students' outlookDayton Daily News

October, 2008 – Kids In Need Collects Nearly $5,000 In Product DonationsPPB Newslink

April 22, 2008 – Zebra Pen Corporation Donates Nearly $2 Million in Product to the Kids in Need FoundationCentre Daily Times

2008 – Industry support fuels Kids In Need expansionRetailingToday.com

March 25, 2008 – Donate Your Promotional Products To Needy SchoolsPPB Newslink

January 22, 2008 – Area nonprofit spins out on its ownDayton Business Journal

September 5, 2007 – Smead Donates School Supplies to Help Teachers & Students Get OrganizedMarketWatch

May 2, 2007 – Students hooked on BonnieThe Salt Lake Tribune

April 26, 2007 – Holladay: Kids share dreams in a hatThe Salt Lake Tribune

January 28, 2007 – Redlands school district receives donation of desks redlandsdailyfacts.com

September 7, 2006 – Dayton students receive supplies kits Dayton Daily News

August 2, 2006 – Back To School Shopping Getting High MarksMSNBC

August 1, 2006 – A Perfect Pitch From The BardChicago Sun Times

July, 2006 – Boise Aids In Hurricane Katrina ReliefNTPA

June 30, 2006 – Boise Paper donates to Coast schoolsBay Press

June 18, 2006 – 319 TONS OF PAPER DONATED TO SHOPAThe Clarion Ledger

May 25, 2006 – Youthful MusicSalt Lake Tribune

April 12, 2006 – Kids In Need Foundation Grants Classroom Supplies – HappyNews.com

March 23, 2006 – Winn-Dixie, Sara Lee, SHOPA to Donate School Supplies to Katrina KidsProgressive Grocer Magazine

March 20, 2006 – Kids In Need Foundation Announces Vision for America's School ChildrenWNDU

March 15, 2006 – SHOPA Kids In Need Foundation awards grant to Mounds teacherOklahoma News Weekly

March 1, 2006 – SHOPA Kids In Need Foundation Celebrates Music in our Schools MonthThe Dallas Morning News

February 2, 2006 – Ad ReporterKenner, LA

December 25, 2005 – School supplies donatedPalm Beach Post

December 10, 2005 – Students receive school suppliesMontgomery Advertiser

September 20, 2005 – OfficeMax and the SHOPA Foundation will team up to provide thousands of school supplies to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina in the U.S.O.P.I.

August 23, 2005 – TEACHERS STOCK UP ON FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIESCBS 2 Chicago WBBM-TV

August 10, 2005 – STORES OPEN TO PROVIDE SUPPLIES FOR TEACHERS IN LOW-INCOME SCHOOLSEducation Week

August 10, 2005 – FIRSTDAY, MEAD HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIESDayton Daily News

August 9, 2005 – SARA LEE COOKING UP A GOOD DEED FOR A GOOD CAUSEBrandweek.com

August 4, 2005 – AS FAMILIES PREPARE FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING, SHOPA KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION LESSENS THE BLOW FOR LOW INCOME SCHOOL CHILDRENSchool Buyers Online

August 2, 2005 – THE INCREASING DIVIDE BETWEEN NEED AND WANT; AS FAMILIES PREPARE FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING, SHOPA KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION LESSENS THE BLOW FOR LOW INCOME SCHOOL CHILDREN Crain's Cleveland Business on the web

July, 2005 – A SHINING EXAMPLE OF BUSINESS MARKETING TO STRENGTHEN CORPORATE BRANDSCauses & Effects

June 30, 2005 – HEREABOUTS: GRANT TO HELP BUY SUPPLIES FOR DAYTON STUDENTSDayton Daily News

June 23, 2005 – FOUNDATION HOLDS SUMMIT TO FOSTER GROWTH, AWARENESS OF NATIONAL NETWORK OF FREE STORES FOR TEACHERSCharlotte.com, Charlotte Observer

June 23, 2005 – FOUNDATION HOLDS SUMMIT TO FOSTER GROWTH, AWARENESS OF NATIONAL NETWORK OF FREE STORES FOR TEACHERS – KRON 4

May 19, 2005 – LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION? -- Dayton Daily News

May 17, 2005 – SHOPA KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION PROVES SHINING EXAMPLE OF BUSINESS MARKETING TO IMPROVE CORPORATE BRANDForbes.com

May 11, 2005 – STUDY: CAUSE RELATED MARKETING INITIATIVES DISTINGUISH COMPANY BRANDRetail-Merchandiser.com

February 12, 2005 – GRANTS LEND TO NEW TEACHING METHODSChronicle-Tribune.com



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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