School Ready Supplies Program

Partnering with Companies to Provide Supplies To Those In Need

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. By partnering with select organizations and corporations nationwide, our School Ready Supplies program directly delivers school supplies to students in needy communities.

What We Do

Our School Ready Supplies program is dedicated to providing those in need of school supplies with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. Through sponsorship, we can provide pre-assembled backpacks filled with essential school supplies or deliver bulk supplies to host backpack-building events. Our trusted program has:

  • Provided more than 80,000 pre-assembled backpacks filled with school supplies directly to students in need
  • Hosted countless on-site backpack builds with employees to support local schools, strengthening teams and cooperation
  • Partnered with various trade events, conferences, and national meetings to channel participants’ energy into giving back to local students by building backpacks
  • Built individually customized online fundraising portals that match existing campaigns dedicated to engaging people to give back

Sponsorships are available for pre-assembled backpacks, or as bulk supplies for companies to hold hands-on team-building backpack experiences. 

Learn More

The Kids In Need Foundation provides free school supplies to students and teachers through our Resource Centers affiliates across the country. Supplies donated to us get directed to our Resource Centers. Backpack giveaways are hosted by corporate, organizational, and individual sponsorships. We do not donate supplies directly to other organizations, schools, families, or individuals.


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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