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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.


National Sponsors

Target is the National Sponsor of The National Network Of Resource Centers

Target - National 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.

Target is the national sponsor of Kids In Need Teacher Resource Centers, a program putting free school supplies in the hands of teachers and students. Target is committed to supporting Kids in Need and its mission by providing funding and resources to Resource Centers throughout the 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 $3 million every week.


The Dixon Ticonderoga Company is the National Pencil Sponsor of the Kids In Need Foundation

Dixon TiconderogaThe Dixon Ticonderoga Company 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. Making a difference is important to the company. 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. Dixon donates product to enable teachers in underprivileged classrooms to obtain needed supplies by being the National Pencil Sponsor of the Kids In Need Foundation. Pencils and other product from Dixon are made available to the Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers where teacher go to obtain free school supplies for their students.

The Kids In Need Foundation is fortunate to partner with Dixon, which enhances the level of support we can offer to the 3.6 million students and more than 120,000 teachers we serve annually.


BIC is the National Pen Sponsor of the Kids In Need Foundation

BICBIC® 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.

In 2010, BIC's contributions to its communities surpassed more than 0.5% of pre-tax profits in the form of local or global product donations and financial aid for philanthropic organizations. BIC also encourages employee involvement in communities.

BIC corporate social responsibility includes support of the Kids In Need Foundation as the National Pen Sponsor. Teachers shopping at the Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers will be able to provide students most in need with writing instruments crucial to participating in their classroom learning experiences.

The Kids In Need Foundation welcomes BIC as a partner and greatly appreciates being part of BIC's ongoing efforts to make communities and the world better places for all of us.


Crayola is the National Kids Coloring Sponsor of the Kids In Need Foundation

CrayolaCrayola, a leader in children's creative expression products, has partnered with the Kids In Need Foundation to ensure that Crayola Kid Coloring products are part of our National Network of Resource Centers and school supply giveaways. Kids In Need provides free school supplies to 3.6 million children annually.

Crayola LLC, based in Easton, Pa. and a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Incorporated, 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. Consumers can find the wide array of Crayola products in the "Crayola Aisle" at all major retailers.

The Kids In Need Foundation especially appreciates Crayola's belief in the creativity of students and teachers. When creativity is unleashed, the possibilities for success in the classroom are unlimited.


Darice is the National Accessory Sponsor of the Kids In Need Foundation

DariceDarice, 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 and advancements in the craft industry. As a leader in their field, Darice is dedicated to maintaining, expanding, and strengthening the relationship with its customers.

These qualities of doing business have also been extended to the Kids In Need Foundation through product donations and sponsorships, all to help children who have very few expectations make their way through school with what they will need to succeed in life.



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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