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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.

2014 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.

The Summit Is Proudly Sponsored by
Prang Power


2014 Summit Dates: June 25 - 27
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Hosted by: The Teacher EXCHANGE®

Register Now!

For more information, please contact the Kids In Need Foundation at 937-296-1230 or

Please visit Eventbrite for the latest speaker and schedule information.

2014 Preliminary Event Hours

Wednesday, June 25

Thursday, June 26

Friday, June 27

2014 Topic List

New this year! How-To Workshops:
  • Crafts with Conviction Programs
  • Repurpose Revolution
  • Dynamite School District Relationships
  • Conducting Feasibility Studies
  • Boutique-Style Partnerships
  • Lodging and Meals

    Host Hotel and Event Location:
    Las Vegas Marriott
    325 Convention Center Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Event Rate: $119/night + tax
    Hotel Reservations: Click HERE to make your reservations online. Reservations can also be made by calling (702) 650-2000 or (800) 228-9290. You must refer to the Kids In Need Summit to receive this reduced rate. Reservations at this rate must be made before Wednesday May 30, 2014. After this date, the event rate will no longer be available.

    Please note that free airport shuttle service is NOT offered by the Las Vegas Marriott. The hotel does however offer complimentary on-site parking. Alternatives from McCarran International Airport (LAS):
    Estimated taxi fare: $17 USD (one way)
    Click here for Shuttle Service Providers
    Click here for Airport Car Rentals

    Registration Fee per person includes:

    *Attendees are responsible for their own travel & lodging expenses.


    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?

    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.

    To receive information about the next Summit, contact us at

    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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