2013 Kids In Need National Network Summit
Groups and individuals who attend the Kids In Need National Network Summit share a common mission: to provide free school supplies to children in need.
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2013 Summit Dates: June 26 - 28
Location: Tampa, FL
Hosted by: Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools
What is the purpose of the Summit?
The Summit is a means of exchanging ideas and information about operating a free store for teachers. It is an arena for exchanging best practices, solving problems, bragging a little bit about successes, and gaining new insight into the challenges of operating a store.
Who attends the Summit?
- Staff and volunteers of free stores for teachers from all across the U.S.
- Individuals who are in the midst of establishing local free stores for teachers
- Individuals who are thinking about starting local free stores for teachers
Summit Fast Facts
Typically the Summit is two or three days near the end of June. The 2013 dates were June 26, 27, & 28.
The location changes from year to year. The 2013 location was Tampa, FL.
If I attend, what do I have to do?
As a participant in the Summit, we hope you will come prepared to talk and to listen. The Summit is an informal gathering where you will feel free to offer information based on your own experiences and ask questions based on your own needs. The value of the Summit is to hear how others are doing things and to share your expertise with the other attendees.
What topics are most frequently discussed?
Uppermost in everyone's minds are fundraising and product procurement. However, other relevant topics are discussed; for instance, merchandising the store, marketing and public relations, volunteer recruitment and management, and inventory control always come up during the course of the two-day event. If there is not a scheduled time for topics in which you are interested, there are always opportunities to bring up topics in conversations at breakfast, lunch, dinner, or during your free time with the other attendees.
What if I am new to the free store world? Will I fit in?
Absolutely. What everyone at the Summit has in common is the dedication to providing free school supplies to kids and teachers who need them. Even if you have never attended a Summit before, you immediately fit in because of this common mission.
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