More than 16 million kids live in extreme poverty in the U.S. and arrive on the first day of school without the supplies they need to learn. We partner with generous brands, companies, and individuals who understand the need to give back and make sure all kids start school off ready to learn.

National Product Sponsors


National Scissor Sponsor

3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, 3M innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.

ACCO Brands

National Notebook Sponsor

ACCO is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, marketing products in more than 100 countries. They are proud of a long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value for shareholders and customers by providing unique, leading-edge, branded office products. ACCO is committed to being responsible local and global corporate citizens.


National Pen Sponsor

BIC products provide easy answers for everyday needs. In creating its first product, the BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen, BIC chose to go straight to what's essential: create something simple, yet reliable, which eases something we all do, that everyone can use. This vision is at the heart of every brand move BIC makes.


National Kid's Coloring Sponsor

Crayola is the worldwide leader in children's creative expression products. Known for the iconic Crayola crayon first introduced in 1903, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities, and creativity toys that offer children innovative new ways to use color to create everything imaginable.


National Accessory Sponsor

Darice, a family owned business since 1954, takes pride in their leadership within the craft industry by providing quality, on-trend, and in-demand wholesale craft products to customers of all sizes. Their simple mission states: Exceed Customer Expectations. Darice is an action-oriented company, committed to continual improvements, advancements in the craft industry, and maintaining, expanding, and strengthening the relationship with its customers.


National Pencil Sponsor

The Dixon Ticonderoga Co. has a rich heritage with origins dating back to 1795. Known for quality, integrity, respect, and perseverance, Dixon Ticonderoga strives daily to continue that tradition. Volunteers from Dixon Ticonderoga devote their time, talents, and energy to help make their community and the world a better place to live. Dixon Ticonderoga is a strong supporter of local school systems and donates product to enable teachers in underprivileged classrooms to obtain needed supplies for their students.


National Glue Sponsor

One would be hard pressed to find students and teachers unfamiliar with Elmer the Bull, whose image appears on the Elmer's products. Elmer's believes responsible actions lead to long term success. That's why decades of commitment to inspiring creativity, building, and learning through the development of innovative products also includes a mission to support education, environmental responsibility, and to serve those most in need.


National Paper Sponsor

Georgia-Pacific is committed to supporting education and enriching local communities across the United States. You may recognize many of their household brands, such as Brawny® paper towels, Quilted Northern® bath tissue, Dixie® plates, cups and cutlery, and the high-quality Georgia-Pacific Communication Paper. Paper is one of the single most popular requests from teachers and G-P is committed to helping provide children with this valuable resource that they need today, so they can succeed tomorrow.


National Network Sponsor

Target is committed to providing educational support for America’s teachers, classrooms and school facilities. Target supports several national programs, each specialized to a particular need, with the overall mission being to provide K–12 teachers nationwide with the best possible resources for educating the children that will be shaping the future of our country. Since opening its doors, Target has given five percent of its income to organizations that support education, social services and the arts. Today that translates to $4 million every week.

National Partners

Diamond Partners

$1 Million in product and $100,000 –OR– $200,000

Platinum Partners

$750,000 in product and $75,000 –OR– $150,000

Gold Partners

$500,000 in product and $50,000 –OR– $100,000

Silver Partners

$250,000 in product and $25,000 –OR– $50,000

Product Partners

$5 Million in product

Philanthropic Partner

Donor Honor Roll

It's with the support of thousands of individuals that we are able to distribute more free school supplies each year to needy communities. With donations of product, in-kind services, and financial contributions in 2015, we helped 4.8 million kids – more than doubling our reach in less than three years!

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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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