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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.

Starting A Resource Center Or School Supplies Giveaway Program

Are you creative? Do you work well with people? Can you make a plan and follow through? Do you have an enthusiasm to help children? Do you see a great need for school supplies for children in your area?

If you answered yes to these questions you may be ready to start a Resource Center or a school supplies giveaway program. The Kids In Need Foundation wants to help you.

What is the difference between a Resource Center and a school supplies giveaway program?

A Resource Center is a retail store environment with shelves, fixtures, and carts where teachers can shop for free school supplies. A Resource Center involves occupying a building, employing both paid staff and volunteers, accounting for funds and inventory, and keeping regular, predetermined business hours.

KIN Resource Center - Cleveland
Kids In Need Resource Center
A Gift for Teaching – Orlando
A Gift for Teaching
Crayons to Computers -- Cincinnati
Crayons to Computers

A school supplies giveaway program, such as the Kids In Need Foundation's School Ready Supplies program, is structured as a once or twice a year event at which kits of school supplies are given away to a predetermined number of children in designated schools, school districts, or service areas. No permanent building or personnel are required.

Resource Center School Supplies

If you are thinking about starting a Resource Center, Click Here.

If you want to start a school supplies giveaway program or enhance an already existing school supplies giveaway program, Click Here.

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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