Kids In Need Foundation

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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.


We work with many manufacturers, retailers, and affiliates that help us distribute much-needed supplies to kids and teachers. These businesses are our greatest partners in fulfilling the Kids In Need mission. Our partners and affiliates have helped us to deliver school supplies to more than 10 million children since 1995. Current partners are listed below.

Our Top 15

2013 marked our 15th Annual Education Celebration Gala. To mark the occasion, we went into our records and identified the top 15 companies that have left a footprint on the Foundation's success with the power of their donations. Although many, many companies have strengthened Kids In Need with their involvement, the following 15 companies are being recognized for making the most abundant contributions since Kids In Need was founded in 1995.

Partners - Corporate and Other Organizations

3M Foundation
3M Stationery Products Division
ACCO Brands
Acme United Corporation
American Licorice
Avery Dennison
Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc.
Blue Sky The Color Of Imagination LLC
C.H. Robinson
Craft & Hobby Association (CHA)
Darice, Inc.
Die Cuts With A View
Dixon Ticonderoga Company
EcoMedia, a Division of CBS Media
Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM)
Elmer's Products, Inc.
Fibre-Craft Materials
Fiskars Brands Inc.
Fred Meyer
Gartner Studios
Global O+
Horizon Group USA
Innex, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Kinder Morgan Foundation
  MEGA Brands
Newell Rubbermaid
Office Depot
Office Depot Foundation
OfficeMax, Inc.
Pilot Pen Corporation of America
Portu-Sunberg Marketing
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)
Quill Corporation
Rhyme and Reason
Second Harvest Food Bank
SchoolKidz, Inc.
Smead Manufacturing Company
S.P. Richards
Staples, Inc.
Staples Foundation For Learning
The Moscoe Group
Time Factory Publishing
Twin Cities Federal Savings and Loan
United Stationers
Via Credit Union
World Vision, Inc.
Zebra Pen Corporation

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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