August 4, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – August 9, 2017 – The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) will host a surprise “School Ready Supplies” event benefiting students at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary in East Point, Ga. on Wednesday, Aug. 9. The event, sponsored by Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., Attorneys at Law, will be held at 9 a.m. at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary (2301 Connally Drive, East Point, Ga. 30344).

The surprise backpack giveaway, held exclusively for Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary students entering pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, will provide 775 backpacks filled with essential school supplies, a water bottle, and a hangtag to equip the students for the new school year.

The Kids In Need Foundation ensures that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. By partnering with select organizations and corporations nationwide, KINF’s School Ready Supplies program provides those in need of school supplies with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. In the organization’s 20-year history, they have distributed nearly $800 million in supplies to children who would otherwise go without.

“We are thrilled to partner with Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. Attorneys at Law and CBS EcoMedia to host this School Ready Supplies event,” said Dave Smith, executive director of The Kids In Need Foundation. “When students have the tools they need to learn, they are more engaged in the classroom, their homework completion rates improve, and their interest in learning increases. We are confident this initiative will make a huge impact in the lives of these students.”

Admission to the School Ready Supplies event is open to all Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary students and their families. Attendees must check in to the school office upon arrival to the event to receive a free backpack provided by KINF and Ken S. Nugent, P.C. Attorneys at Law.

About The Kids In Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed nearly $800 million in school supplies, directly benefiting 5.4 million students and more than 150,000 teachers last year. For more information, visit, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram: @KidsInNeed.

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

EcoMedia was founded in 2002 by social entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto. The company’s mission is to harness the power of the advertising dollar to make tangible, quality of life improvements in communities nationwide. In 2010, after successfully partnering on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia was acquired by CBS Corporation, exponentially scaling its reach across television, radio, interactive and publishing media.

Through EcoMedia’s patent-pending EcoAd, as well as EducationAd, WellnessAd, Viewers to Volunteers and Volunteering with the Stars advertising programs, national brands and local businesses provide millions of dollars in financial support to some of the nation’s most effective nonprofit organizations, funding critical veterans’, education, health and wellness, and environmental projects nationwide.

EcoMedia’s innovative and proprietary business model has fundamentally altered the advertising and nonprofit landscapes, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.

EcoMedia has earned numerous awards and recognitions for its work, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence in Public Private Partnerships (2009), Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact (2012, 2013), and the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award,” which honors individual and organizational leaders who are doing extraordinary work to advance the common good and strengthen their communities.

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