It's more than just a backpack.

The Stark Reality of Education in America

95% of respondents said access to free supplies is critical or very important to creating a more equal learning environment for their students

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A Texas study shows that an average of just three missed days across the student body equals $34 million of lost funding
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What We Do

Your donations fund these programs, designed to equip teachers, schools, and students with the resources they need to succeed.

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Supply A Teacher

Provides underserved teachers with a semester’s worth of essential school supplies for their class of students. Fund a teacher, school, or entire school district with critically needed items.

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Supply A Student

Provides a backpack filled with school supplies to a student in need. While individuals can provide support for students, this program empowers groups and companies to come together to host backpack builds, fundraise to adopt a school in need, or provide company match programs.

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Second Responder®

Provides supplies to teachers and students affected by natural disasters. KINF works with local authorities, schools, and sponsors to help students return to their routines with the tools they need to continue their education.

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National Network of Resource Centers

Connects 42 partners across the country to help distribute much-needed school supplies to schools with high percentages of students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

What We've Been Up To

Check out the latest news from our partners, National Network of Resource Centers, and events.

Shane Co. & Kids In Need Foundation Announce Donation and Partnership

DENVER, CO., Dec. 1, 2020 — Today ​Shane Co.​, the largest family-owned jewelry company in the United States, released the details of the ​company’s largest charitable commitment​ in 2020. Kids In Need Foundation (​KINF​) was selected by the majority of employees in an internal vote. KINF reflects the strong core values and family focus that…

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Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) Mobilizes the Marketing Research Industry to Help Provide Almost 3,000 Backpacks for Under-Resourced Students Throughout North America

Minneapolis, Minn. (October 23, 2020) – As school began in a variety of environments throughout North America, the Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) recognized the challenges for teachers and students, especially in under-resourced schools. The organization launched a matching campaign with the goal of purchasing backpacks for at least 2,000 students through Kids In Need…

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